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Unit of Study LAW00056 - Aborigines, Torres Strait Islanders and the Criminal Justice System (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 review the impact of the criminal justice system on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise the system's key processes and agents
2 summarise the findings of relevant major reports, such as the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
3 indicate the socio-economic difficulties faced by Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders that give rise to greater contact with the criminal justice system, including the circumstances faced by Indigenous women
4 clarify the meaning and status of Aboriginality and Aboriginal customary law in criminal law
5 discuss restorative and therapeutic justice approaches to Indigenous offenders and victims
6 examine the impact of diversionary and preventative schemes on Indigenous populations.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. review the impact of the criminal justice system on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise the system's key processes and agents
    • GA7:
  2. summarise the findings of relevant major reports, such as the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
    • GA7:
  3. indicate the socio-economic difficulties faced by Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders that give rise to greater contact with the criminal justice system, including the circumstances faced by Indigenous women
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. clarify the meaning and status of Aboriginality and Aboriginal customary law in criminal law
    • GA7:
  5. discuss restorative and therapeutic justice approaches to Indigenous offenders and victims
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  6. examine the impact of diversionary and preventative schemes on Indigenous populations.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7: