Crime and Deviance in Australia
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Criminology, Indigenous Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject adopts a critical perspective on contemporary issues (pornography, stalking, prostitution, illicit drug use, capital punishment), examines the role of the justice system and some more recent alternatives (sentencing circles and family group conferencing), and explores profiles of offenders and offending (domestic violence, cults, white collar crime, Aboriginal violence).Learning Objectives1. Students will be able to list and define the key crime and deviance issues in Australia and will demonstrate such knowledge through tutorial discussions.2. Students will be able to critically assess the empirical literature about crime and deviance issues in general and in Australia specifically, and apply these in their written work.3. Students will be able to identify key elements of the justice system in Australia and critically evaluate new forms of justice processes.4. Students will have an appreciation of the differences between offence categories and be able to compare and contrast these.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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.