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Corrections: Systems and Practice

Overview of the unit

Unit code: CRI30002
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This subject provides students with an overview of criminology and corrections. Students will gain an understanding of the breadth of the field of corrections and criminology as well as an appreciation of the importance of theoretical models when developing research and programming within corrections.

Content

  • History of corrections in Australia and abroad
  • The organisational structure and systems of corrections
  • Corrections, the law, and the constitution
  • The role of corrections in modern society
  • Correctional issues in Australia
  • Correctional training and performance
  • Corrections and statistics
  • Professional standards and ethics
  • Current issues and debates in corrections
  • The future of corrections in Australia

This unit is found in Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology.