SENTENCING LAW AND POLICY

LAW2SLP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


Most people charged with a criminal offence are sentenced, which involves the loss of individual liberty, a fundamental right of our society. This subject examines the law and practice of sentencing in Victoria. The substantive law of sentencing is examined, the theoretical bases of sentencing are critically evaluated and the relationship between political processes, policy and legislation is explored. Students attend lecture seminars on campus and go on a field trip to an institution involved in sentencing, such as a prison.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in subject is by an application process. LAW1LIM and LAW1CRL or LCR1ALS and LCR1CLC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVictorian Sentencing ManualPrescribedNAJudicial College of Victoria

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of Victorian sentencing law and procedure

Activities:
Field trips, oral presentation, written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Critically evaluate sentencing law, policy and practice in Victoria and suggest appropriate reform

Activities:
Field trips, written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Apply relevant research skills

Activities:
Written assignment, oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Demonstrate the capacity to create and present a persuasive oral argument

Activities:
Written assignment, oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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