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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the foundational theories and principles of Restorative Justice. To this end, it explores the practice of restorative justice from the state, national and international perspectives . It also takes into account the experiences of various stakeholders in the system, such as state representatives, victims, offenders, indigenous persons, minorities and those from non-English speaking backgrounds, with a view to assessing the extent to which it fits the needs of different participants. In this subject, students will also explore the broad application of restorative justice across the spectrum of the criminal justice system, from pre-sentence conferencing to inmate misconduct.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminar participation including discussion, engagement in various activities and analysis of different scenarios

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a working knowledge of key terms, concepts and ideas in the area of restorative justice
02. Analyse, debate and critically evaluate different restorative justice approaches and their value in a range of contexts
03. Critically assess the roles of participants in restorative justice processes at state, national and international levels.
04. Apply a restorative justice approach to a range of real life situations

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