CRIMINOLOGY INTERNSHIP

LCR3INT

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject allows students to participate in a placement at an organisation undertaking work in the criminal justice system, such as a corrections, court, government department, or agency, or not for profit organisation, while concurrently undertaking academic study. Students may apply for placement opportunities organised by the Law School or apply on the basis of a self-organised placement. Self-organised placements must be approved by the Coordinator, must be unpaid and not in an organisation where the student has worked or is currently working.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesParticipation,Observation,Research.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted 240 credit points AND admission to this subject is by application only

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents cannot enrol in any of these placement subjects without securing a placement, and written approval from the Subject Coordinator or Experiential Learning Team

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required75 - 112.5 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsHosts complete an evaluation on professional behaviours. Other additional requirements will depend on the host organisation but may include a Working with Children’s Check, Police Check, selection interview, host organisation agreements, host inductions.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a developed knowledge of the work and management practices of agencies, institutions and organisations in the criminal justice system, and of the process of policy-making, and implementation.
02. Reflect, in a sensitive and informed manner, on work and management issues involved in professional practice and policy making, including ethical issues in the criminal justice system.
03. Recognise, and articulate in an informed manner, issues relating to the maintenance of fairness and justice in the administration of the criminal justice system, its institutions and agencies, and related organisations.
04. Communicate clearly, in writing and orally, on matters relating to work and management practices agencies, institutions and organisations in the criminal justice system, and the maintenance of fairness and justice in the system.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 7.50 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class participation activity (1200 words) Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4

Four reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentation reflective journals : (400 Words each) - total 1200 words Oral Presentation (700 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO4

Research essay (2000 words) Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Satisfactory completion of placement Hurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 7.50 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class participation activity (1200 words) Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4

Four reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentation reflective journals : (400 Words each) - total 1200 words Oral Presentation (700 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO4

Research essay (2000 words) Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Satisfactory completion of placement Hurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 7.50 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class participation activity (1200 words) Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4

Four reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentation reflective journals : (400 Words each) - total 1200 words Oral Presentation (700 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO4

Research essay (2000 words) Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Satisfactory completion of placement Hurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0