Applied Criminology unit with relevance to Social Work and Human Services.
This unit provides a critical introduction to the philosophies, principles and practices of juvenile justice and child protection. The interface between juvenile justice and child protection is well established, institutionally, historically and in terms of shared clients, and an informed and multi-agency approach to service provision is required across and within each domain.
The unit considers the place of children and young people within Australian society from the perspective of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, explores the institutional pathways pertaining to juvenile justice and child protection (including relevant risk assessment and intervention processes), the role of the Children's Court in juvenile justice and child protection, the nature of youth friendly services and the complex role of service providers, and the dynamics of policy and practice in an era of fiscal constraint and individualised responsibility.
The unit is designed to offer theoretically informed understanding of current approaches as well as substantive applied knowledge of system processes and client needs. It provides a platform for intellectual development and critical reflection, as well as applied skills relating to field report writing, use of case notes and navigating complex institutional systems.
At its completion students will have a detailed understanding of juvenile justice and child protection, issues pertaining to the rights of children and youth, and the role of service providers in collaborating across sectors in order to address the complex needs of vulnerable young people.
|Unit name||Juvenile Justice and Child Protection|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Professor Rob White
|Available as student elective?||No|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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On-campus – 3 hrs including lectures and workshops
Off-campus – fully online
On-campus: 1000 word short report (20%), 4000 word essay (40%), workshop participation (10%), 3 x short answer activities (30%)Off-campus: 1000 word short report (20%), 4000 word essay (40%), weekly question-answer participation (10%), 3 x short answer activities (30%)
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