CRIM 1002 - Crime, Control and Criminal Justice

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This is a foundation course in Criminology, which explores the various institutions, practices and procedures of the criminal justice system in Australia, as well as the range of theoretical, practical and philosophical challenges faced in achieving `justice?. As students will learn throughout the semester, the criminal justice process involves many tensions between the roles of the police, courts and corrections, as well as how the imposition of punishment affects various groups in the community, including offenders, victims, families and the wider public. While the first half of the course briefly introduces students to the mechanics of how the criminal justice system in Australia operates, the second half will also hope to encourage them to think critically about the aims, processes and failings of various components of that system. Specifically, the course outlines the major characteristics of the investigation, prosecution, adjudication and correctional processes within the criminal justice system, and examines the key issues, which impinge on contemporary criminal justice administration in Australia, focusing on key theories and philosophies. The course ultimately adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminal justice institutions and practices, and critically assesses the effectiveness of the system using contemporary criminological and sociological evidence.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CRIM 1002
    Course Crime, Control and Criminal Justice
    Coordinating Unit Gender Studies and Social Analysis
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This is a foundation course in Criminology, which explores the various institutions, practices and procedures of the criminal justice system in Australia, as well as the range of theoretical, practical and philosophical challenges faced in achieving `justice?. As students will learn throughout the semester, the criminal justice process involves many tensions between the roles of the police, courts and corrections, as well as how the imposition of punishment affects various groups in the community, including offenders, victims, families and the wider public. While the first half of the course briefly introduces students to the mechanics of how the criminal justice system in Australia operates, the second half will also hope to encourage them to think critically about the aims, processes and failings of various components of that system. Specifically, the course outlines the major characteristics of the investigation, prosecution, adjudication and correctional processes within the criminal justice system, and examines the key issues, which impinge on contemporary criminal justice administration in Australia, focusing on key theories and philosophies. The course ultimately adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminal justice institutions and practices, and critically assesses the effectiveness of the system using contemporary criminological and sociological evidence.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Ruthie O'Reilly

    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
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  • Assessment

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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