Justice in Practice
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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. Explain core concepts of ‘justice in practice’ and how they apply in diverse contexts.
2. Critically analyse justice processes and describe the systemic reasons for miscarriage of justice.
3. Explain the ethical challenges associated with being a justice professional in practice.
4. Communicate professional and ethical deliberations and conclusions effectively in an appropriate format.
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This subject is designed to enable students to contextualise justice in practice. The subject provides students with an opportunity to understand the challenges of being a justice practitioner and taking responsibility for ensuring that a just outcome is achieved. Upon completion, students will have deeper understanding of the variety of interpretations of Justice in practice including; formal justice (adversarial and inquisitorial); restorative justice, as well as truth and reconciliation and indigenous forums. Students will learn how natural and procedural justice strengthen the ‘delegated chain of democratic authority’ that binds the system to the public and how systemic failures in the ‘justice process’ lead to the miscarriage of justice and challenge the authority of the system itself. The aim is to study justice from a practice-based approach and illuminate the ethical challenges that confront the justice practitioner.
- Mutiple Choice Quiz (20%%)
- Essay (30%%)
- Essay (50%%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
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