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Introduction to Justice and Punishment - SOC126

This unit offers students an opportunity to examine the social, moral and political relationships that underpin 'justice' and 'punishment' in the modern world. This criminology unit provides a particular focus on the purpose and aims of the criminal justice system. The 'cycle of justice' is unpacked, including: interacting with the police; what happens in court; how we punish people and what we expect to happen after punishment has been administered. Students are encouraged to re-examine the socially constructed nature of both justice and punishment, questioning the purpose of law and the role it plays in maintaining, or disrupting, established notions of fairness and equity from a criminological perspective. Students will get to go and see justice in action and report back on their findings.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Peter Rogers



NCCW(s): SOC226, SOC236
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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