LAWS3374 Crime, Justice and Public Policy
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Criminology major sequence
- Level 3 option in the Law and Society major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 3 elective
- This unit examines the formation, implementation and evaluation of justice policy in Australia, reviewing the practical problems faced in applying criminological theory to practice. Students research contemporary policy issues that may include law reform and policy responses to specific social and institutional problems.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate well developed skills in researching, analysing and evaluating literature; (2) show cognitive ability to apply criminological understandings to contemporary debates about policy; (3) display an understanding of a coherent body of policy and political issues; and (4) demonstrate communication skills in presenting in an orderly and lucid manner and questioning other presenters.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar paper; (2) presentation; and (3) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Hilde Tubex
- Unit rules
- LAWS1110 Crime and Society
LAWS2223 Criminal Justice System
- Contact hours
- 2 hours per week
- Students may also take this unit if they have acquired the equivalent skills in other Level 1 or 2 units.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.