An in-depth case study methodology is used to illustrate detailed processes and issues associated with crime and criminal justice. Homicide is placed amongst the most serious crime categories and is a priority area for justice system responses. The course follows a sequential approach. It first reviews legal definitions of homicide, dimensions of homicide occurrences, and causal factors. It then examines investigative, prosecution and sentencing processes. Finally, issues of treatment and prevention are addressed. Examples of specific homicide types covered in the course include domestic homicide, infanticide, and dangerous driving causing death.
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- Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
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- Band 1
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* Semester of offer is subject to change.
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