Courses & Units

Juvenile Justice and Child Protection HGA337

Hobart

Note:

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.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Juvenile Justice and Child Protection
Unit code HGA337
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International International Domestic Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
099903 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HGA237 and HGA437

Teaching

AssessmentReport (20%)|Discussion Posts (online) and/or Tutorial Participation (30%)|Essay (40%)|Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (10%)
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Textbooks

Required Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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