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Area/Catalogue
JUST 2014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
165105

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

This course has not been
timetabled for 2018.

Course aim

This course is designed to assist criminal justice students to understand the field of youth justice. This course will provide students with an understanding of the socio-historical and criminological concepts of youth justice as well as providing them with a broad understanding of the skills and competencies needed to work with young people.

The theories, processes and practices of youth justice present special challenges for practitioners and policy-makers unique to working with young people. The course will explore the tension of youth justice as both a social welfare and criminal justice issue.

Course content

This course explores the concept of justice as it applies to young people, through a historical, sociological and criminological lens. Consideration will be given to different international approaches to youth justice. Criminal justice and social justice concepts will be explored, including a consideration of the social welfare system as it applies to children and young people.

Particular attention is given to the skills, knowledge and interpersonal strategies required to work with and support young people in the criminal justice field.

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 60% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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