Criminal Justice (11256.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe and interpret the scope, nature and content of criminal law in the Australian legal system;
2. Identify and apply the basic principles of the criminal law;
3. Explain and anaylse the role that the criminal law plays in social regulation;
4. Describe and interpret the roles played by justice sector actors in administering the criminal justice system; and
5. Identify and analyse the different pathways that exist for the disposal of criminal cases.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites11251 Foundations of Law and Justice
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Janet Hope|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Janet Hope|
Essential textbook: Hayes, H. and T. Prenzler (ed.s). 2020. An Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice (5th edition, online). Melbourne: Pearson.
1. Findlay, M., S. Odgers and S. Yeo. 2014. Australian Criminal Justice (5th edition). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
2. Chesser, B. & G. Thomas. 2018. Criminal Law and Procedure Handbook (2nd ed., online). Australia: Thomson Reuters.
3. Anderson, J. and M. Heath. 2016. Criminal Law Guidebook¿: New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia (2nd ed., online). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
All the above texts are available online through the University of Canberra Library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Detailed instructions for submission will be provided via Canvas.
Please refer to the unit information in UC Learn/Canvas for further advice regarding planning your semester workload for this unit.
Required IT skills
Basic word processing and online research and navigation skills are required to successfully engage with this unit.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums