Expand your understanding of how youths experience criminal and social justice in this online unit delivered by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Griffith University.
The unit of study explores various links between the historical, sociological and criminological elements of youth justice, including the ways in which each has shifted over time.
You’ll learn how to work effectively with young people within the field of criminal justice, focusing on the professional and interpersonal skills required to provide advocacy and support for this group.
Complete this unit with a comprehensive understanding of young people as both victims and perpetrators of crime, and the ways in which legislation, agency work and evaluation programs can be used to help minimise risk and achieve better outcomes for youth justice.
This is a level 3 undergraduate unit, aimed at third year criminology students. It contains assumed knowledge, and should not be undertaken unless you have already completed first and second year criminology subjects.
Areas of study
In this criminology unit, the topics you will study include:
Setting the scene for youth justice: how do we ‘value’ young people? How do we respond to troubled and troublesome young people?
Criminological explanations of youth offending
Advocacy and working with young people
Young women in the youth justice system
Indigenous young people in the youth justice system
Researching young people
Young people and public space
Youth justice: legislation and the court system
Diversion, sentencing and restorative approaches
Crime prevention and program evaluation
Children and young people as victims and crime
International conventions obligations
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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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