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This subject charts the experiences that young people have as subjects and resistors of social control, victims of crime and young offenders. These experiences are contextualised by an appreciation of youth crime and justice as products of historical, theoretical and political junctures which have variously sought to protect, treat or punish. The first part of the subject critically explores young people and social control; considering the boundaries between rights and responsibilities, anti-social behaviour and crime and adolescence and adulthood. The second part of the subject considers young people in relation to crime- as victim-survivors and offenders. The third part of the subject analyses the system and process of youth justice in Australia.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- Have a sophisticated understanding of youth as a site of risk, resilience and control;
- Understand political and theoretical shifts in constructing and responding to young people, crime and justice;
- Have an ability to identify and critically engage with contemporary debates about young people, crime and justice.
- Be able to communicate effectively in oral and written formats
Last updated: 9 September 2021