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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain the historical and sociological origins of the concepts of childhood, youth, and youth justice and the ways such views change over time.
- Identify and apply the criminal justice legislation and human rights conventions that address the welfare of children and young people.
- Discuss and apply criminological theories that relate specifically to youth crime and examine the nature and type of youth offending.
- Identify professional skills and apply good practices to working with young people within a criminal justice context.
- Evaluate the experiences of young people engaged in criminal justice system processes.
- Introduction to youth justice
- Young offenders and their crimes
- Young people at risk
- Explanations for youth crime
- Youth justice: people and agencies
- Youth justice: practices and purposes
- Evidence-informed policy and practice and program evaluation
- Early intervention and prevention
- Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory
- International trends and models
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Explore the field of youth justice. Gain an understanding of the socio-historical and criminological concepts of youth justice and get a broad understanding of the skills and competencies needed to work with young people.
The theories, processes, and practices of youth justice present special challenges for practitioners and policymakers unique to working with young people. The course will explore the tension of youth justice as both a
social welfare and criminal justice issue.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a third-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continuous Assessment (60%)
- Report - 1800 words (40%)