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Therapeutic Jurisprudence (7917.3)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167694) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151913) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140715) - View

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Syllabus

This unit introduces students to the concepts and ideas involved in the Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) movement with a particular focus on justice administration. Topics studied will include: an introduction to Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ); TJ in the Justice System; problem solving courts; Restorative Justice; alternative Dispute Resolution; diversionary approaches; policing/crime prevention; corrections; TJ and Indigenous Justice; TJ and mental illness; TJ and family violence; the impact of therapeutic approaches research and evaluation; implications for Justice Administration; resourcing/funding; roles of justice system personnel, court staff and judicial officers; staff training and skills development; integrated approaches to service-delivery;cross-disciplinary teams; working collaboratively;

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will:

1. Be able to identify and apply the key concepts and principles underlying the notion of 'Therapeutic Jurisprudence;

2. Be familiar with examples of the application of TJ principles in the justice system;

3. Be able to identify issues for the administration of justice arising from the application of TJ and strategies to address those issues.

4. Consider and evaluate new and innovative approaches for the delivery of justice services based on a TJ philosophy; and

5. Demonstrate the interpersonal and teamwork skills appropriate to developing and implementing therapeutic approaches in the justice sector and undertaking further study related to it and other fields.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2 hours per week.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Years 1 and 2 of the degree program.

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