Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
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 Andre (Michael) Guerzoni|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International International||Domestic Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Provide an overview of juvenile justice and child protection systems.
- Explore 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, and
- Clearly communicate your ideas in written and verbal form.
- Critically evaluate and articulate your own position on key debates within the fields of juvenile justice and child protection
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HGA237 and HGA437
|Assessment||Report (20%)|Discussion Posts (online) and/or Tutorial Participation (30%)|Essay (40%)|Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (10%)|
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|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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