Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.
ATS2461, ATS3461, AZA3461
This unit focuses on formal and informal responses to crime and punishment. It examines issues relating to sentencing, punishment and corrections, including community based sanctions such as restorative justice. Theories and perspectives of punishment, justice and crime reduction are appraised providing a critical understanding and specialised knowledge of the evolution, elements, aims and applications of punishment within an African and international human rights framework.
The learning outcomes of the unit are to equip students with the following skills:
Within semester assessment: 65% + Exam: 35%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.