JUVENILE JUSTICE

LCR3JVJ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject identifies and critically examines issues relating to youth offending via an examination of laws, policies and programs shaping this area of practice. The subject explores the historic, ethical and theoretical underpinning of youth justice in Australia. Local and international human rights instruments will also be considered. Explanations of youth offending will be explored, as will the link between child protection, youth justice and the adult criminal justice system. Notions of competence, criminal responsibility and maturity are identified as central considerations in the youth justice system. Current case management practices in both community and custodial settings will be examined against evidence-based theories of best practice.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie O'Toole

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted any Bachelor of Criminology program including double degrees or a Bachelor of Laws undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Laws double degree or LVLGE offered by the School of Law or permission of the Course Coordinator.

Co-requisites NA

Incompatible subjects NA

Equivalent subjects NA

Special conditions NA

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsJuvenile Justice Youth and Crime in Australia, 5th editionPrescribedCunneen, While and Richards, Latest EditionOxford
ReadingsVarious, to be made available on the LMSRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to evaluate key concepts of youth justice

Activities:
quiz, take home examination,essay/report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain and critique case-based and statutory principles relating to youth justice

Activities:
quiz, take home examination,essay/report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate an understanding of the key policy issues arising in the management of young people coming into contact with the criminal justice system

Activities:
quiz, take home examination,essay/report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Communicate effectively using the principles of plain legal English

Activities:
quiz, take home examination,essay/report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie O'Toole

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"to be timetabled with the lecture /seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Quiz (700 word equivalent)To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required15 01, 03
Report or essay (1500 words)To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required30 01, 02, 03, 04
Take-home exam (2000 word equivalent)To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required55 01, 02, 03, 04