ACR102 - Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice
2024 unit information
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*
|Previously coded as:||ASL111|
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 1-hour lecture per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
1 x 1-hour lecture per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.
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.
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