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Young People, Crime and the Law - LAWS6192

Year - 2018

The unit aims to provide a broad overview of the functioning of the juvenile justice system and its relationship to juvenile offending. There is a specific emphasis on NSW in terms of understanding the operation of a particular system, however reference is frequently made to the wider Australian and international context. The unit analyses 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. The unit also analyses the contemporary nature of juvenile crime and specific issues in relation to offending, policing, community-based corrections and detention centres. Social relations which mediate between the juvenile justice system and young people will be investigated through a focus on gender, race and class. The broader political determinants surrounding the operation of the juvenile justice system and moral panics in relation to juvenile offending will also be examined. The unit aims to develop a critical understanding of the link between theory and juvenile justice policy, and to develop an appreciation of the multi-disciplinary nature of criminological explanation.

Classes
Oct 5, 6 and 19, 20 (9-5)

Assessment
class presentation (10%), 3000wd essay (40%) and take-home exam (50%)

Prohibitions

LAWS6069

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive October

24 Sep 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Oct 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Garner Clancey, Prof Murray Lee
HECS Band: 1
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