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ACR102 - Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

ASL111

Unit chair:K Fitz-Gibbon
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASL111

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment

Content

This unit provides an introduction to the structures and procedures of the criminal justice system from a critical perspective. The unit outlines the major characteristics of the investigation, prosecution, adjudication and correctional processes within the criminal justice system, and the key issues which impinge on contemporary criminal justice administration in Australia. The conduct of police investigations, prosecutorial decision-making and the executive administration of the prison system are explored. The unit adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminal justice institutions and practices, and critically assesses the effectiveness of the system using contemporary criminological/socio-legal evidence.

Assessment

  • Online Exercises (10%)
  • Presentation (400 words or equivalent – 10%)
  • Research and writing exercise (1500 words – 40%)
  • Examination (40%)

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