ACR201 - Issues in Criminal Justice

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

ASL204, ASL304

Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Danielle Tyson
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Students must complete unit ACR101 and ACR102, plus 2 credit points at any level

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASL204, ASL304

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

This unit is a core unit in Criminology. It builds on ACR101 and ACR102 to critically examine a host of issues relating to criminal justice, including notions of justice, issues in policing, corrections and punishment. The unit requires students to engage with core debates in criminology in relation to the operations of the criminal justice system.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Critically analyse key issues in different sectors of the criminal justice system, including policing, courts and corrections, taking into consideration a range of social and cultural contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Research, analyse and develop evidence-based arguments in response to contemporary issues in the criminal justice system crime problems, and to communicate the results of this research online and written media

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Monitor and summarise an unfolding contemporary issue in criminal justice, working in a team to produce an online guide to that issue

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication, Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4 Apply an informed and independent ethical understanding of key issues in contemporary criminal justice to scenarios and issues likely to be encountered in professional roles within criminal justice and reflect on your own professional development

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Online Exercise 400 words
or equivalent
10% Week 4
Assessment 2 (Group) - Assignment 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 9
Assessment 3 - Report 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ACR201
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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