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In this subject, students will engage with the pressing issues facing justice and community organisations, locally and internationally. Focusing on the intersections between the global and the local, students will be introduced to frameworks regarding state crime, structural justice and institutional reform and be expected to apply them to real problems identified by community and government organisations. Through both research assignments and the preparation of briefs for these community agencies, students will practically engage with the question of how research can contribute to meaningful change and structural justice.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, student should:
- Demonstrate familiarity with a range of approaches to structural injustice and structural and institutional change;
- Be able to apply this knowledge to real-life social and legal problems;
- Be able to formulate new approaches to structural and institutional reform;
- Be able to effectively communicate these approaches to participating agencies;
- Possess a critical understanding of the potential contribution of research to social and structural change.
On completion of this subject students should:
- have highly developed cognitive, analytical and problem-solving skills;
- have an advanced understanding of complex concepts and the ability to express them lucidly in writing and orally;
- have sophisticated awareness of cultural, ethnic and gender diversities and their implications;
- have an ability to plan work and to use time effectively.
Last updated: 31 October 2023