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 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
Equivalent units9015 Criminal Process
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Janet Hope|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Janet Hope|
Primary textbook: H. Hayes and T. Prenzler (eds), An Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice (Pearson, 5th ed, 2019)
Students are not required to purchase the textbook, as they will be provided with access to the interactive e-book version (Revel) via Canvas.
1. M. Findlay, S. Odgers and S. Yeo, Australian Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press, 5th ed, 2014)
2. B. Chesser and G. Thomas, Criminal Law and Procedure Handbook (Thomson Reuters, 2nd ed, 2018)
3. J. Anderson and M. Heath, Criminal Law Guidebook: New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed, 2016)
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.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend and participate in their allocated workshop session.
Attendance is required for the full hour of the workshop session in which the student is allocated to deliver their oral presentation (Assessment 2).
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