Justice in Theory
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- 22 Feb 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
1. Identify and explain concepts of justice and their relation to justice theory
2. Articulate justice theory and interpret its application for a range of situations
3. Apply theoretical knowledge underlying the concept of justice to examples of justice practice
4. Communicate effectively in an appropriate format
- Justice Foundations; introduction to justice theory
- Formal justice and Rule of Law
- Justice and power; nature of power in society
- Justice and Race; critical race theory
- Justice and Gender; critical feminism
- Justice and nature; Rights of nature and environmental justice.
- Restorative justice and indigenous perspectives on justice
- Universal Justice for all; Access to Justice
- Justice and the law; procedural justice
- Comparative justice in a pluralist global society
- Distributive justice; justice and economics
- Justice and punishment; Retributive justice, capital punishment and truth in sentencing.
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In this subject students will investigate different approaches to justice. The subject introduces students to theorists such as Plato, Socrates, Kant, Hobbes Locke, and Rawls. Through a justice discourse students will consider the nature and characteristics of justice. Students will also study the quality of substantive social justice through the lens of, power, race, class, gender. Similarly interpretative models of justice will be assessed for their usefulness as a tool in assisting understanding (eg; restorative, distributive, retributive and procedural). There will be a strong emphasis on Indigenous justice and alternative justice forums.
- Quiz (20%%)
- Comparitive Writing Task (30%%)
- Essay (50%%)
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