Crime and Criminal Justice
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- 12 Jul 2021
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
1. Use criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice.
2. Explain the roles and functions of various institutions of the criminal justice system.
3. Critically examine the policies and practices of criminal justice.
4. Communicate your ideas clearly in verbal and written forms.
- Topics for this subject are pending. Check your university LMS closer to the start date.
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
In this subject you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about:
- the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections);
- patterns of crime (measuring crime victims and offenders, white collar crime, violent crime);
- the relationship between specific social groups (young people, women and Indigenous Australians) and the criminal justice system;
- responses to crime (crime prevention, victims, alternative dispute resolution).
- Participation (10%%)
- Academic Skills Exercises (20%%)
- Essay on Criminal Justice (40%%)
- Online Short-Answer Quiz (30%%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.