Justice and Society

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Justice and Society

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Justice Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The Justice degree is about producing competent justice professionals. In order to achieve this purpose, this degree combines knowledge of the criminal justice system with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of social justice. The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the structural parameters of social justice.

    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Understand the principle of structural inequality and its relationship to the social divisions of class, gender, race, ethnicity and age, and demonstrate the graduate attribute of critical awareness.
    2. Appreciate the relationship between structural inequality and life chances and demonstrate the graduate attribute of a social justice orientation.
    3. Discuss the complexity of social justice as well as apply such theoretical knowledge to practical situations and demonstrate the graduate attribute of critical thinking.
    4. Understand the relationship between social concepts (race, class, gender) and legal concepts (human rights, justice, citizenship) and demonstrate the graduate attribute of Indigenous perspectives.
    5. Relate issues of social justice to issues of criminal justice in Australia and demonstrate the graduate attribute of reflective practice.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.