Corrections: Systems and Practice

CRI30002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

More teaching periods

2024 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

8 Jul 24 - 6 Oct 24

29 Oct 24

Last self enrolment:
21 Jul 24

2 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Aug 24


100 credit points

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with an analytical overview of criminology and corrections. Students will gain a critical understanding of the breadth of the field of corrections and criminology as well as evaluate how theoretical models are used in the development of research and programming within corrections. This course will explore the high imprisonment rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons including the underlying factors that contribute to higher rates of offending and the structural bias or discriminatory practices within the justice system itself.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyse the principles of corrections within the criminal justice system using a range of standpoints
2. Critically examine the theories and principles of criminology related to corrections.
3. Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of correctional practice for those populations overrepresented in corrections
4. Critique corrective service actions privileging the voices of those overrepresented in corrections
5. Evaluate the various research methods and ethics employed by corrections agents