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2013 HGA232 Working With Offenders

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HGA332   HGA532


HGA232/332: This unit is designed for students enrolled in the Criminology major and for new employees of theDepartment of Justice. It is also available as an elective for the Sociology major.

HGA232/332 has a quota. If you cannot enrol this unit via eStudentCentre due to the quota, please contact the unit coordinator for permission to enrol.

HGA532: This unit is designed for students enrolled in the criminology and corrections postgraduate programme and for new employees of Department of Justice who have previous tertiary qualifications.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HGA232 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Winter H Distance Offering in H 21-JUN-2013 28-JUN-2013 01-JUL-2013 09-JUL-2013
Winter I Distance Offering in I 21-JUN-2013 28-JUN-2013 01-JUL-2013 09-JUL-2013
Winter L Distance Offering in L 21-JUN-2013 28-JUN-2013 01-JUL-2013 09-JUL-2013
Winter N Distance Offering in N 21-JUN-2013 28-JUN-2013 01-JUL-2013 09-JUL-2013
Winter W Distance Offering in W 21-JUN-2013 28-JUN-2013 01-JUL-2013 09-JUL-2013
Winter H On Campus Offering in H 26-JUN-2013 28-JUN-2013 01-JUL-2013 03-JUL-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates


This unit is designed to introduce students to the issues and processes associated with working with offenders, particularly those under the authority of corrective services in prison and community corrections. The unit explores issues pertaining directly to how best to work with a wide variety of offender groups, why and how people stop offending (desistance) and how practitioners can support processes of positive change and community reintegration. Topics to be covered include duty of care, 'special populations' of offenders and difficult work situations, safety and security, working with involuntary clients, multi-agency collaboration in justice and health, models of offender management, prison culture, assessment tools and risk management, offender narratives, mental illness and drug use, restorative justice, victim interests, and professional writing in criminal justice. International examples of innovation in offender rehabilitation are showcased from key jurisdictions such as England and Wales, Scotland, Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand. The unit is intended to be relevant and familiar for those already working in the field, in prison and in the community, as well as to introduce contemporary principles and practices to those wishing to do so in the future.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


200 Level - 1 major essay [2500 words] [45%]; test [40%]; tutorial participation [15%]
300 Level - 1 major essay [3000 words] [45%]; test [40%]; tutorial participation [15%]
500 Level - 1 major essay [5000 words] [85%]; tutorial participation [15%]


Internal: a six day intensive, 9:00am - 3:30pm daily, Wednesday 26th June - Wednesday 3 July 2013 (no classes on weekends) Total contact hours = 36

Distance: Online tutorials, lecture recordings, and online resources. Friday 21 June - Tuesday 9 July 2013

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H,L,W,I,N
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq Completion of 1st year pre-requisites for entry into Criminology Major or the Sociology Major, or offer of employment by corrective services and entry into the Associate Degree in Arts

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Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Winter)

STAFF: Ms Hannah Graham

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