SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS

LST2SCR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an understanding of the processes, practices and complexities involved in sanctioning offenders in contemporary Australia. The aims of sentencing, together with the technical processes by which sentences are determined, are considered and assessed in light of legal, social, political and economic considerations and concerns. Varying types of sanctions are examined with particular attention paid to current practices of imprisonment and community corrections and the extent to which these achieve sentencing aims, reduce crime and enhance community cohesion and safety.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in 2nd year of any degree and have completed LST1LOJ or HUS1PDC.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LST2PIC; LST3PIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify key aims and processes involved in sentencing in contemporary Australia.

Activities:
Mini-lectures, workshop exercises, online activities, readings, quizzes, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Assess the impact of legal, social, economic and political factors upon sentencing and correctional practices.

Activities:
Mini-lectures, workshop exercises, readings, onine acttivities, case studies, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Assess the extent to which imprisonment and community corrections achieve sentencing aims, reduce crime and enhance community safety.

Activities:
Mini-lectures, workshop exercises, readings, online activities, quizzes, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Communicate in a clear, well informed and critically engaged manner about sentencing and corrections.

Activities:
Essay, Workshop presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Quizzes and Posts (equivalent to 1200 words)30 01, 02, 03
Two in-class case study exercises (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
One 1200 word research essay30 02, 03, 04
One group presentation and peer marking exercise (equivalent to 800 words)20 02, 03, 04