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Unit name Legal and Policy Responses to Family Violence
Unit code LAW279
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and distinguish: the forms that family violence may take based on statutory law definitions across Australia; and contemporary policy, legislative and system wide responses to family violence in Australia
  2. Critically discuss myths and stereotypes about the nature of family violence, victims and offenders.
  3. Evaluate the efficacy of legal, policy and practical responses to family violence in Australia.
  4. Communicate clearly and concisely an understanding of the issues relating to legal and policy responses to family violence.




LAW101, LAW102 and 75 credit points of 100-level study

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly online class (1 hour)


Task 1: Quizzes (10%)

Task 2: Submission to public, 2000 words (40%)

Task 3: Discussion board contributions, each post 500 words maximum (30%)

Task 4: Briefing Paper, 1250 words (20%)

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