Race, Crime and Justice
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionDrawing on the Australian context, this course examines the contemporary and historical significance of Indigeneity in structuring patterns of law making, offending, victimisation, criminal justice system responses and experiences; and considers new forms of crime prevention and innovative justice practices. Emerging issues relating to ethnicities, crime, victimisation and the criminal justice system will also be addressed.Course IntroductionIn Australia there is on-going public and governmental concern for the recognition of Indigenous peoples rights and, more recently migrant and other culturally diverse groups. Crime control policies/programs and operation of the Australian criminal justice system are frequently critiqued for being inequitable, intolerant and ignorant towards Indigenous peoples and also ethnic minorities. It is essential that students of criminology and criminal justice have an understanding of how Indigeneity and ethnicities impact crime, victimisation and the criminal justice system. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the foundation from which they can begin to develop this understanding.Course AimsRace, Crime and Justice examines the significance of Indigeneity and Ethnicities in structuring patterns of law-breaking, victimisation, police and court responses. It also considers the imprisonment of Indigenous Australians and new ways of "doing justice" for this nation's first peoplesLearning OutcomesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:1 Understand the historical, political and legal contexts of Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations in Australia2 Understand the key inquires and legislation related to Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations3 Develop a knowledge of statistical data on crime, victimisation and imprisonment4 Understand and critically reflect on mainstream criminological theory as it relates to Indigenous peoples5 Develop knowledge of innovative justice practices and new forms of crime prevention and crime control utilised by or for Indigenous peoples6 Develop knowledge about ethnic minority crime and victimisation7 Students should also develop their capacity to think critically about Indigeneity, ethnicities, crime, victimisation and criminal justice; and the capacity to write and verbalise this clearly and analytically.
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