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Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice - LAWS512

This unit will explore the dynamic area of public policy development in relation to crime. It will examine how governance frameworks (including legal and regulatory institutions) endeavour to regulate conduct by individuals and corporations, and how these frameworks aim to promote public interests and community welfare. Students will analyse the impact of various stakeholders in the criminal justice system on policy formulation, including in relation to corporate, environmental and moral crimes. They will be challenged to critically analyse real-world reform initiatives and to appreciate how criminological expertise and modern concepts in governance theory (such as reintegrative shaming, responsive regulation and restorative justice) are articulated in legal and policy-making forums. Students will also analyse how courts respond to criminological expertise, building on their understanding of core concepts of criminal justice.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S3 Block - Session 3, December 2017 - February 2018, Block, classes are held in an intensive mode over a sequence of days (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

S3 External - Session 3, December 2017 - February 2018, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Mr Christopher Mitchell

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or (39cp at 100 level or above including LAWS259 or LAW459Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW462, LAW497
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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