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ATS4699

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCriminology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Claire Spivakovsky

Notes

Previously coded CRI4010

Synopsis

The unit explores a range of criminal justice institutions and organisations along with the nexus between research and policy. There are a diverse range of criminal justice organisations in the community that interact with various criminal justice institutions and seek to reform and improve access to justice and substantive justice for offenders and/or victims. These organisations typically engage with policy issues and undertake and utilise research to inform their work and to create pressure for change. The unit engages with criminal justice organisations and institutions in order to critically examine the policy environment and the potential of research to impact on criminal justice.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically examine contemporary criminal justice practice and research in relation to new frameworks and directions in criminal justice.
  2. Orally present an account of a research thesis on a criminal justice topic.
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary criminal justice research on policy development.
  4. Produce critical written accounts of contemporary criminal justice practice and research.

Assessment

Criminal justice research paper: 30%
Class presentation: 10%
Research report: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week