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CY2002 - Youth Deviance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The subject is structured around the two main sociological dimensions - culture and system - exploring how youth deviance is experienced and represented in culture, and how young people involved in crime and deviant activities are administered within the Youth Justice System and related institutional structures.

Learning Outcomes

  • allow students the opportunity to gain insights into issues that relate to researching young people;
  • allow students to gain knowledge and understanding about current theories relating to young people;
  • assist students to become familiar with issues affecting youth in contemporary society;
  • offer students from other faculties and employees from youth related organisations the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences about young people.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination - In class - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
CY3002 ED4946 SY2031 SY3031


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mark Chong.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 18 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.