CULT 2017 Youth Justice and Practice

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102699

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Description This subject develops an understanding of the complexity of youth justice by addressing the historical, political, cultural and socio-economic factors associated with youth crime, constructions of youth, and, governmental strategies for regulating and preventing youth crime. Insights from legal practitioners, police, youth workers, adolescent psychologists, and juvenile justice case managers form part of the unit's inter-disciplinary framework. This is used to develop a critical appreciation of the impacts of the regulation of particular youth groups that are over-represented in the juvenile justice system, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, youth in out-of-home care, and other racial/ethnic minority youth. Lastly, the subject critically assesses a range of official interventions for working with young people within the youth justice system.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Criminology

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects CULT 2009 - Juvenile Crime and Justice

Restrictions Successful completion of 40 credit points at Level 1.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the multi-disciplinary literature relating to youth justice.
  2. Make effective decisions in response to individual cases by applying youth justice principles.
  3. Assess the social and political forces that have shaped interventions for working with young people.
  4. Communicate effectively using a range of methods commonly used in criminal justice settings.

Subject Content

Origins of a youth justice system
The nature and extent of youth crime
Correlates of offending and victimisation
Youth governance models
Responding to offending ? criminal and community justice
Youth as ?esuspect?f

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study 750 30 N Individual
Poster 750 30 N Individual
Professional Task 1,500 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2022)

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Liverpool

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Online

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WSU Online TRI-1 (2022)

Wsu Online

Online

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Sydney City Campus - Term 1 (2022)

Sydney City

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WSU Online TRI-3 (2022)

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Rosalind Priestman Opens in new window

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WSU Online TRI-1 (2023)

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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Autumn (2023)

Penrith (Kingswood)

On-site

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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Liverpool

On-site

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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Sydney City Campus - Term 1 (2023)

Sydney City

On-site

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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WSU Online TRI-3 (2023)

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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