Sentencing law and practice examines 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. Sentences such as fines, community service, court orders, treatment orders, community corrections, restorative justice, incarceration and diversion will be examined. This subject will also consider the social and political influences that shape the application of these sentences. Students will look at the impact of sentencing practices on people, including marginalised groups, indigenous people, young people and women.
Centre for Law and Justice
Not available to students who have completed JST330 or JST333
Any JST Level 2 subject
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST339 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.