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Criminal Justice: Australia and Japan (CRIM90033)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Off Campus

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCRIM90033
September - Off Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

A key issue for criminal justice is the challenge of responding to offenders with specialised needs arising from mental disorders, health problems, physical disability, and age. This subject examines the different approaches taken by criminal justice agencies in Australia and Japan in relation to the identification and assessment of such offenders are identified and assessed, available pathways through the justice system, and the programs and institutional settings that have been developed in response to their needs. The subject will be taught in Japan and will include sessions by Australian and Japanese academics or practitioners, with a planned visit to a Japanese criminal justice institution. Please note: Prior to travelling overseas, students are required to attend a half-day of preparatory seminars designed to introduce them to key facets of the Japanese criminal justice system (on-campus). Students must also attend a concluding review session on-campus upon return from Japan.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • an enhanced understanding of the Australian criminal justice system by virtue of comparison with a regional neighbour (LO1);
  • acquisition of knowledge about a regional criminal justice system (LO2);
  • an understanding of new and innovative criminal justice strategies of possible benefit to Australia (LO3); and
  • comparative appreciation of the relationship between legal institutions and criminal justice agencies (LO4).

Last updated: 11 November 2018