LAWS6192 - Young People, Crime and the Law
- Acquire a broad overview of the functioning of the juvenile justice system and its relationship to juvenile offending.
- Analyse the historical development of a separate system of juvenile justice and the system of ideas about juvenile delinquency as distinct entities separable from broader notions of criminality and criminal justice.
- Examine the contemporary nature of juvenile crime and specific issues in relation to policing, community-based corrections and detention centres.
Social relations which mediate between the juvenile justice system and young people; gender, race and class; the broader political determinants surrounding the operation of the juvenile justice system and moral panics in relation to juvenile offending; the link between theory and juvenile justice policy; the multi-disciplinary nature of criminological explanation.
This unit of study replaced Juvenille Justice – LAWS6069
Semester 2 2013
Thursday Evenings, 6-8pm
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x 3,000-5,000 Word Essay (50%)
- 1 x Take-Home Exam (50%)
- 1 x Class Presentation (Not assessed)
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.