You will be introduced to key issues and developments in official responses to offenders. This includes the history and theories of punishment, including the evolution of prisons and punishment in Australia. You will also examine modern correctional systems, the social costs and benefits of imprisonment, and the personal impacts of incarceration. In addition, you will examine processes of rehabilitation, victim-offender mediation, fines, work orders, probation, parole and partial release. Issues such as privatisation, indigenous incarceration, deaths in custody and the treatment of offenders with mental illnesses will be analysed.
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- Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
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