The subject will provide an overview of sentencing law and the principles that underlie sentencing legislation. Students will be introduced to the major theories and paradigms that dominate sentencing practice in the criminal justice system. Students will learn about the different types of sentences that can be passed down by the courts; this includes sentence such as fines, community service, court orders, treatment orders, community corrections, restorative justice, incarceration and diversion. Students will look at the impact of sentencing practices on people, including marginalised groups, indigenous people, young people and women.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Not available to students who have completed JST330 or JST333
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