LAW, POLICY AND COMMUNITY
Credit points: 15
This is the core subject for third year students undertaking a major in Crime Justice and Legal Studies. Using theories, methods and knowledge derived from the Social Sciences, it examines the relationship between law, policy, social cohesion and change. How law and policy making processes frame and respond to emerging issues and social problems is illuminated through consideration of case studies drawn from areas such as health, the environment, violence and immigration. By focusing on the development and implementation of policy, students also consider the tension between policy aims and their political, legal and social effects. After taking this subject, students will have a critical appreciation of the context, dynamics and outcomes of law and social policy, and will have honed their skills by formulating their own policy proposals. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions now and in the future.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesSeminar discussions and exercises, policy proposal, research essay. Group presentations, seminar exercises, research essay.
Prerequisites 30 credit points of level 2 LST, LCR or LAW subjects and 30 credit points of Humanities and Social Sciences or Law subjects or subject coordinators approval
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson
SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
Seminar Exercises (equivalent of 500 words) Delivered as group work in seminars across the semester
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One 1500-word essay
One1500-word policy proposal This assessment assesses the La Trobe Essentials of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
One group presentation (equivalent of 500 words)