What Works in Criminal Justice (Criminology) (7915.3)
|Level:||Undergraduate Third Year Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||School of Law & Justice|
This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:
- Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2008 End Date: 31/12/2008
- Version 2 - Start Date: 01/01/2009 End Date: 31/12/2012
- Version 3 - Start Date: 01/01/2013 End Date: 01/01/2013
This unit examines the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions in changing individual behaviour, reducing opportunities for crime and increasing public safety. The subject considers the research evidence about the effectiveness and impacts of selected policies, and reviews methodologies of evaluation. Case studies may include: regulating drug use, dealing with juvenile delinquency, managing domestic violence, and controlling organised crime.
Students who complete this unit will be able to demonstrate:
1. comprehensive knowledge of key concepts and debates associated with criminal justice evaluation studies;
2. ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different methodologies associated with evaluating criminal justice programs, and knowledge about when it is appropriate to use each approach;
3. skills in identifying, critically evaluating and using literature in criminal justice evaluations;
4. skills in operationalising research questions;
5. interpersonal and teamwork skills appropriate to working in the justice sector and undertaking further study related to it and other fields;
6. ability to present research material in a clear and logical manner.
4 hours a week.
Successful completion of Years 1 and 2 of the degree program.