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Examining the social and psychological ramifications of imprisonment and other punitive measures, Punishment, Justice and Reform is an online criminology unit offered by Griffith University through Open Universities Australia.
The unit identifies the intended and unintended consequences of criminal justice in Australia with a particular focus on punishment and sentencing as experienced across varied social groups.
The role that gender, age, ethnicity and mental health play in the application and experience of criminal justice is explored as a way of illuminating the strengths and limitations of the system itself.
You will gain a better understanding of penological principles and social theories surrounding the concept of punishment, and learn to apply these theories and principles in an analytical manner.
This is not an introductory unit, it is a third year unit. You should complete other first and second year criminology units before starting this unit.
In this criminology unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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You will build upon your sociological knowledge in this unit, strengthening skills needed to pursue criminology and behavioural studies as a career. You may wish to engage in further study and certification in these fields; this unit offers valuable insights that can be carried through study and into your professional career.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.