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.
|Unit name||Juvenile Justice and Child Protection|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Michael Guerzoni|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the main features of juvenile justice and child protection systems.
- Analyse the processes whereby specific activities and/or circumstances of children and young people are constructed as social problems.
- Evaluate the role of service providers in collaborating across sectors in order to address the complex needs of vulnerable young people.
- Communicate your ideas clearly in written and verbal form.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HGA237 and HGA437
Weekly (pre-recorded) lectures or equivalent (2 hours) and weekly face-to-face tutorial (1 hour).
Weekly (pre-recorded) lectures or equivalent (2 hours) and fortnightly online tutorials and/or online discussions/activities (1 hour).
|Assessment||Assessment Task 4: Participation (10%)|Assessment Task 1: Short Report (20%)|Assessment Task 3: Examination- take home (30%)|Assessment Task 2: Major Essay (40%)|
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