CULT 2017 Youth Justice and Practice

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102699

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Description This unit 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 unit critically assesses a range of official interventions for working with young people within the youth justice system.

School Social Sciences

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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Multiple choice Quiz: 4 quizzes x 10 questions per quiz 4 quizzes x 10 questions per quiz 20 N Individual
Log/Workbook: Pre-workshop consisting of reflective activities to support students to develop decision making skills on the basis of authentic scenarios 1,500 words 50 N Individual
Professional Task: Briefing Paper 1,500 words 30 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Liverpool

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

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Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

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Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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