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CRIM13-316: Child Protection and Youth Justice


Child abuse and neglect have wide-reaching social, psychological and emotional, physical, and policy and procedure implications.  This subject examines the social, political, organisational, cultural, and individual contexts for child protection and youth justice. This is achieved by examining specific issues relating to child abuse and neglect including the different types of child abuse, the psychological and physical costs of child abuse. The subject evaluates the link between domestic violence and child abuse, the rights of the child, and mandatory reporting legislation and practices. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the different aspects of child abuse, protection, and youth justice. 2. Describe the physical and psychological harms, both acute and chronic, that victims of abuse and neglect face. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues faced by child protection and youth justice. 4. Apply theories and models to understand offending behaviour and intervention strategies. 5. Critically examine and discuss contemporary issues and challenges in child protection and youth justice.

Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022