Examines the philosophy and principles of restorative justice as an alternative approach to orthodox criminal justice processes. Discusses the theory and practice of restorative justice at various state, national and international levels. Analyses the appropriateness of restorative justice from the perspectives of participants including victims, offenders, state representatives and minority groups such as Indigenous people and people from non-English speaking backgrounds. Examines the application of restorative justice across the spectrum of the criminal justice system, from pre-sentence conferencing to inmate misconduct.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the philosophy and principles of restorative justice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify the difference, and relationship, between punitive justice and restorative justice;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe the practice of restorative justice at state, national and international levels;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||describe and assess the roles of participants in restorative justice processes, including the victim, the offender, the community and the state;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||analyse restorative justice theory and practice from critical perspectives;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||demonstrate skills in legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument in the area of restorative justice.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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