Race, Crime and Justice

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Professionals working within criminology, criminal justice, the social sciences and even community services will find this online unit a relevant and interesting examination of race and crime within the Australian justice system.

Offered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University, this unit in Race, Crime and Justice is designed to dissect the complex way in which ethnicity and Indigeneity are addressed within the criminal justice system.

The unit covers everything from historical and contemporary contexts of race, through to the more specific areas of criminal justice like law, courts, policing and punishment to give students a comprehensive overview of how the system has responded to and dealt with the issue of ethnicity and Indigeneity.

By studying this unit, students are encouraged to consider new forms of crime prevention and innovative justice practices, and take this knowledge with them into the workforce.

Eligibility

This is a third year unit, so applicants must have a basic understanding of first and second year criminology units.

Areas of study

In this criminology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Unit introduction and historical context – part 1
  • Historical context – part 2
  • Indigeneity and the law
  • Indigeneity, crime and victimisation
  • Indigeneity and mainstream policing
  • Indigenous policing
  • Indigeneity and mainstream courts
  • Indigenous courts
  • Indigeneity and punishment
  • Ethnicities, crime and victimisation
  • Ethnicities and policing
  • Ethnicities, sexual and domestic violence victimisation

Course pathways

This unit is 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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How will this unit advance my career?

Professionals in the field of policing, criminology, criminal law and social justice will benefit from completing this unit, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the way in which the Australian criminal justice system addresses and responds to ethnicity and Indigeneity.

Such knowledge will make you a more socially conscious and informed professional, and will enhance your ability to work within Australia’s multicultural society. By completing this unit, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the political, legal and historical contexts of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in Australia
  • Be able to identify what the key inquiries and legislations are in regards to Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations
  • Understand the statistical data about crime, victimisation and imprisonment, and appreciate how ethnic minority crime and victimisation occurs
  • Be able to critically evaluate and reflect upon criminology theories and how they relate to Indigenous peoples
  • Be able propose new and innovative ways to prevent crime and encourage equality in justice practices for Indigenous people

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Race, Crime and Justice from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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