Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Using an interdisciplinary approach, this subject explores the concept of human exploitation in contemporary criminal justice and criminology. It conceptualises different forms of human exploitation, such as modern-day slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, child exploitation, organ harvesting and other practices similar to slavery (servitude, serfdom and servile marriage), and explores the criminalisation of human exploitation and effective ways of combating those practices. The (global) extent of the problem and the major pull and push factors that render people vulnerable to human exploitation are critically examined, as is the place of victims as bearers of rights with their own agency.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdie Teshome

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesPrescribed readings, Online quizzes, Online presentation.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LCR1ALS or LAW1LIM AND LCR1CLC or LAW1CRL AND 120 credit points of LCR/LST or LAW coded subjects


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

Learning resources

various relevant online material

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of human exploitation offences
02. Identify and use credible sources to support arguments about issues of relevance to human exploitation
03. Analyse responses to human exploitation and evaluate their effectiveness and areas of potential reform

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdie Teshome

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (800 words equivalent). Students must complete two quizzes on LMS.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1

Online Presentation (1,000 words equivalent). Feedback through a rubric on LMS.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Final Assignment (2,500 words). The assignment is to be submitted on LMS.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3