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.
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Course pathwaysThis unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
- 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
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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