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 ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Quiz (700 words) One online multiple choiceN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1
Written assignment (1800 words) Written assignment on topic providedN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO4
Take Home Examination (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4