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REHB5068: Public Offenders: Aspects of Rehab

2024 unit information

This unit introduces students to issues relating to the management of public offenders for both adults of young offenders. Students will consider the major theories of criminality and their implications for rehabilitation in correctional settings. They will examine and comment on the different approaches to males/females/young offenders. Attention will be paid to incarceration policy and issues relating to those with mental health problems and with problems of substance dependence. Students will also be introduced to the range of correctional alternatives within and outside jails, e.g., community service options, weekend jail, work release and probation and parole, etc. In addition, students will examine the role of professionals in and out of jails. They will examine and assess the role of health professionals in the area of substance use, mental health, physical health conditions and social disadvantage, within the jail system and the ethical issues surrounding these services. Also covered will be the role of health service professionals working with offenders in non jail programs: e.g., probation and parole, community service and civil rehabilitation

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code REHB5068
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
REHB5016 or REHB3062
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. acquire an understanding and knowledge of a range of theories of criminality, including the theories (liberal theories) that form the basis for the operation of criminal law and those (following positivist approaches) that serve as a basis for rehabilitation/corrective approaches and programs
  • LO2. develop a practical knowledge of the range of programs that serve as the basis for rehabilitation/correction for those who have been found guilty of criminal offences, including probation and parole, community service orders, work release programs, and other options to those of full-time incarceration.
  • LO3. acquire an understanding of the special problems and needs of minority groups and crime and penal approaches to them, including Indigenous groups, women and crime. approaches to the female crime, and approaches to crime by children and adolescents.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Online Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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