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Issues in Justice Administration (7905.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School

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    Syllabus

    The unit introduces students to justice studies. It provides an overview of the Australian justice system and the roles of the institutions and organisations which constitute it. It discusses theories which have informed the systems development and operation, and identifies the key issues which inform current debate. It introduces students to the task of working in multi-jurisdictional, electronic, environments to develop and implement justice policy, focussing on a number of current issues. It is also designed to prepare students to utilize and produce scholarship in the field of justice studies.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. a. demonstrate a sound understanding of: i. the operation of the Australian criminal justice system; ii. the roles of the organisations and agencies that constitute it; and iii. the theories which inform its operation
    2. b. identify and discuss issues relevant to the operation of the justice system for particular groups within society, and selected current issues of particular topical relevance
    3. c. Demonstrate the necessary interpersonal and teamwork skills appropriate to working collaboratively to develop and implement policy in the justice sector and undertaking further study related to it; and demonstrate an appreciation of the impact of electroniccommunications in the justice environment

    Contact Hours

    40 hours

    Prerequisites

    None

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