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CRIM12-204: The Australian Criminal Justice System

Description

This subject considers the main institutions and agencies involved in criminal justice in Australia, namely police, courts and prisons. The subject offers descriptions and data regarding these institutions as well as critical analyses of the agencies involved with reference to particular social groups and crime issues. Some contemporary issues include deaths in custody, the role of juries, mandatory sentencing, notification laws, DNA evidence and restorative justice. The overall emphasis is on gaining knowledge of how these institutions operate and what the current policy implications are. However, we will also examine other justice systems (juvenile justice, restorative, inquisitorial) to provide a basis of comparison with the operations of criminal justice in Australia.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeCRIM12-204
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the processes involved in the justice system.
2. Appraise new developments in justice processes (such as drug courts).
3. Critically discuss contemporary criminal justice issues (such as lock-out laws).

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018