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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.
Tutorial participation 10%, Online test 1 10%, Online research and writing exercise 30%, Online test 2 10%, Closed book two hour examination 40%
Online test 1 10%, Online research and writing exercise 30%, Online test 2 20%, Closed book two hour examination 40%
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