|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Rolando Ochoa Hernandez
Admission to MCrim or MSecStrategicStudMCrim or MIntellMCrim or MCyberSecMCrim or MCTerrorismMCrim or (40cp in PICT units at 8000 level or above including (PICT888 or PICT8088)) or admission to BSecStudMCrim
This unit offers an invaluable scholarly perspective to analyse the effectiveness of contemporary criminal justice practice and policies. This unit enables students to develop a criminological understanding of the operation of various facets of the criminal justice system, particularly police, courts and corrective services. Students will critically evaluate crime reduction and prevention strategies currently employed both in Australia and overseas, and will formulate practical and effective solutions to real-world contemporary crime problems. This includes using official crime information and data to present and report on policy outcomes and agendas. Students will be able to critically understand the structure and functioning of the criminal justice system, evaluate criminal justice policies, design and develop crime prevention and reduction strategies.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Data Critique||25%||No||Friday of week 4 before 11:55pm|
|Policy Brief||25%||No||Friday of week 8 before 11:55pm|
|Essay||40%||No||Friday of week 12 before 11:55pm|
A detailed critique of a government report (eg. Illicit Drug Data Report). The report is provided by the lecturer and the students proceed to use their analytical skills to provide a well grounded assessment of the report.
Student write a policy brief on a policy of their choosing. This is aimed at non-academic audiences and hones their non-academic writing skills.
A major (3,000 word) essay on a topic of the student's choosing is produced.
In class and online participation. Internal students are expected to discuss relevant topics in class. Every week a series of questions/materials will be posted on the Ilearn platform for external/online students to discuss on the forum. This will be moderated by the unit convenor.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
UNIT REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
SUBMITTING ASSESSMENT TASKS
LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSESSMENT TASKS
WORD LIMITS FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS
REASSESSMENT OF ASSIGNMENTS DURING THE SEMESTER
1. Introduction to the course themes
2. Evidence-based policy
3. Research and data in criminology
5. The Courts
7. Alternatives to the CJS
8. The War on Drugs
9. The War on Terror
10. Policing the Powerful
11. Crime Policy in Australia I
12. Crime Policy in Australia II
13. The Future and Finale
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact email@example.com
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au
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When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.