This unit will provide students with a clear understanding of the factors that lead to fundamental reform within the criminal justice system. Students will explore a range of theories and best practice models from a national and international perspective, that have been implemented by a variety of stakeholders within the criminal justice system. Students will also learn about the legal and financial implications of reforms enacted by both the government and non-government sector and how these impact those involved in the criminal justice system.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ASL3001

Prerequisites

ASL1003 - Criminal Justice Systems

ASL2002 - Criminal Justice Systems 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify a range of factors that influence the need for criminal justice reform and explore the processes involved  
  2. Evaluate the impact of government funding on criminal justice reform  
  3. Critically review theoretical models and practical applications  
  4. Develop an understanding of the 'lived experience' of people involved in the criminal justice system both clients and stakeholders  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Minister Advisor funding report (500 words) 30%
Essay Analyse theoretical models and critically review their practical applications (1500 words) 40%
Presentation Group presentation identifying a range of factors that influence the need for criminal justice reform and exploration of the processes (1000 words) 30%

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