No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

JST533 Juvenile Justice for Professionals (8)


This subject shows how laws, policies and programs shape the work of practitioners working with young offenders in community and custodial settings, using examples from Australian State and Territory juvenile justice administrations. It shows how research findings can inform practice in community and custodial settings, and places particular emphasis on categories of young people whose involvement in the juvenile justice system raises particular challenges for policy makers and practitioners. Students will apply criminogenic risk assessment and explore emergent interventions.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: JST533
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

JST533 is not available to students who have completed JST215

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate the ability to use statistics and research to identify categories of offenders and offence types that present particular challenges for juvenile justice practitioners
- be able to demonstrate the ability to access research (theoretical and applied) reports and policy and program documents across multiple jurisdictions and critically evaluate its utility in the pursuit of best practice with selected categories of offenders
- be able to demonstrate the ability to distinguish levels of juvenile justice practice, including policy, administration and direct practice
- be able to demonstrate the ability to select relevant interventions for categories of juveniles
- be able to demonstrate the ability to understand the separate and common functions of community and custodial interventions and their interface
-be able to demonstrate the ability to apply theory to the assessment, supervision and case management of juvenile offenders in the community and custody


The subject will cover the following topics:
- information sources that can inform practice, including statistics, research reports, policies and programs - juvenile justice mandates and practice, at the levels of policy, administration and direct practice - structures, policies and programs that shape intervention with young people in the community and custody - categories of offenders, according to offence types and offender characteristics, offender vulnerability and community risk - links between psychological and sociological theory and community and custodial programs - criminogenic needs assessment and targeted interventions


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.