SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS

LST2SCR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an understanding of the processes, practices and complexities involved in sanctioning offenders in contemporary Australia. The aims of sentencing, together with the technical processes by which sentences are determined, are considered and assessed in light of legal, social, political and economic considerations and concerns. Varying types of sanctions are examined with particular attention paid to current practices of imprisonment and community corrections and the extent to which these achieve sentencing aims, reduce crime and enhance community cohesion and safety.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Russell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesMini-lectures, workshop exercises, readings, onine acttivities, case studies, essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Criminology, or any Bachelor of Criminology Double Degree, or must have passed LST1LOJ or HUS1PDC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLST2PIC OR LST3PIC

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

Career-focusedNo

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. Identify key aims and processes involved in sentencing in contemporary Australia.
02. Assess the impact of legal, social, economic and political factors upon sentencing and correctional practices.
03. Assess the extent to which imprisonment and community corrections achieve sentencing aims, reduce crime and enhance community safety.
04. Communicate in a clear, well informed and critically engaged manner about sentencing and corrections.

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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-ordinatorEmma Russell

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Quizzes (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two in-class case study exercises (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1

One 1600 word research essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One group presentation and peer marking exercise (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Russell

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Quizzes (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two in-class case study exercises (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1

One 1600 word research essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One group presentation and peer marking exercise (equivalent to 800 words)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4