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CRIM2603: Current Issues in Criminal Justice

2024 unit information

This unit considers some of the most recent and topical issues of crime and justice in Australia and elsewhere. It examines these in historical perspective and critically assesses them in the context of both contemporary and longstanding debates over criminal justice in politics, policy and criminological research.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sociology and Criminology

Code CRIM2603
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in Criminology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Socio-Legal Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current issues in criminology and criminal justice in both historical and contemporary perspective.
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current issues in criminology and criminal justice in both Australia and elsewhere.
  • LO3. evaluate debates over criminal justice in politics, policy and criminological research.
  • LO4. conduct independent research applying criminological theories and methodologies to complex issues in crime and justice across substantive areas of criminology.
  • LO5. communicate knowledge and understanding of current issues in criminology and criminal justice in both contemporary and historical perspective, and across a variety of country contexts, using oral, written and digital formats via assessment tasks, seminar discussions and tutorial participation.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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