Young People and Crime (8507.3)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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 outcomes1. develop a basic familiarity with concepts in juvenile justice.
2. improve their skills in accessing and interpreting case law, statutory law, principles of policy and procedure, empirical research and academic literature in criminal justice and criminology.
3. enhance skills in thinking critically about social issues.
4. enhance skills in applying research findings about aspects of juvenile justice within a policy environment.
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Prerequisites6599 Law and Society OR 6602 Legal Systems OR 9271 Introduction to Criminology.
Assumed knowledgeBasic knowledge of the Australian Legal System.
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The prescribed text is Chris Cunneen and Rob White, Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia (Oxford University Press, 5th ed, 2015).
Readings from the textbook will be supplemented by readings on Moodle as advised.
Other useful texts:
The following sources are recommended for reading:
Australian Institute of Criminology publications (look especially under Child abuse and neglect, Juvenile justice, Juvenile offenders, Juvenile victims, Juveniles and the police and Young people): http://aic.gov.au/publications/by%20subject.aspx.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare publications (click on Juvenile justice): http://aihw.gov.au/juvenile-justice/
James Howell, Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework (Sage, 2nd ed, 2009) – available as 7 day loan: HV9104.H69 2009.
Diana Kenny and Paul Nelson, Young Offenders on Community Orders: Health, Welfare and Criminogenic Needs (Sydney University Press, 2008) – available as 7 day loan: HV9230.A5.K46 2008
Law Reform Commission of New South Wales, Young Offenders, Report No 104 (2005) – available as 7 day loan: KL177.N4 2005 no. 104 or online: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/lrc/ll_lrc.nsf/pages/LRC_r104toc.
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research publications (look especially under Children, Juveniles, Young people and Youth justice conferencing): http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/bocsar/ll_bocsar.nsf/pages/bocsar_topics
To access e-Reserve: from your webpage, select the Library link button and then select e-Reserve.
The library link also provides access to Information Access Guides pointing to relevant online databases, e-journals and other web resources, and information on various important library services, including the document delivery service.
To access online databases: databases can be accessed through the Library website at http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/research-gateway/databases. A useful database for this unit is CINCH (look under C in the Databases & Other Online Resources link).
Students will find it helpful to keep up to date on current affairs related to the young people and crime via newspapers, Internet news sites, television, etc. An awareness of relevant current events should prove beneficial both in terms of enhancing your learning in the unit and completing the assessment items.
Students may also wish to register to receive the following alert services to get an idea of developments in the field of juvenile justice.
- Crimnet – Crimnet is an electronic criminal justice information network run by the Institute of Criminology at Sydney University: http://www.law.usyd.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/crimnet.
- JV Barry Library at the Australian Institute of Criminology – JV Barry Library current awareness alerts is an e-mail alert service showing a selection of new key reports, books, journal articles and websites on a range of criminology topics. To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.aic.gov.au/en/library/alerts.aspx
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums