In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims and offenders, white collar crime, violent crime); (iii) the relationship between specific social groups (young people, women and Indigenous Australians) and the criminal justice system; (iv) responses to crime (crime prevention, victims, alternative dispute resolution).
|Unit name||Crime and Criminal Justice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Michael Andre (Michael) Guerzoni|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Use criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice
- Explain the roles and functions of various institutions of the criminal justice system
- Examine the policies and practices of criminal justice
- Critically reflect on your values and perceptions relating to crime and criminal justice
- Communicate your ideas clearly in verbal and written forms
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
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- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HGA206
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (internally) (40%)|Essay (30%)|Reflection (30%)|
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Textbook: White, R., Perrone, S., Howes, L. (2019). Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice, 3rd edition, Docklands: OUP.
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