IA5431 - Justice and Indigenous Peoples
|Student Contribution Band:
||Indigenous Education & Research Centre
Available to all post graduate students.
The over-representation of Indigenous people in all strata of the Criminal Justice
System in Australia is a critical issue that requires an in-depth analysis and understanding
for students enrolled in this subject. This subject therefore examines the historical,
political, social and cultural issues that influence the relationship between Indigenous
Australians and the criminal justice system from a critical Criminology perspective.
Students will gain knowledge of how these issues impact on current policies as well
as initiatives, which are designed to address the problem of Indigenous over-representation
in the criminal justice system. Students will be introduced to issues and notions
through online learning including the discussion board, e-mail, digital media and
reading materials. Therefore it is essential that students have access to the World
Wide Web to complete this subject.
- Critically analyse the historical, political, social and cultural issues that influence
the relationship between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians and
the criminal justice system;
- Critically examine the connection of over-representation of Indigenous peoples in
the justice system to the social constraints confronting Aboriginal and/or Torres
Strait Islander peoples;
- Explore restorative justice issues within an Indigenous context;
- Conduct a literature review and develop a ministerial report that demonstrates appropriate
academic writing and formatting.
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