Sentencing

LAW20030 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020.  

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20


Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of sentencing law principles and practices across Australia. It also provides students with deeper knowledge of criminal law, especially the rules and principles relating to criminal appeals and the criminal principles in each Australian jurisdiction. The unit will also focus on the evolving nature of sentencing law, with an emphasis on appropriate and necessary innovations in this area.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1 Conduct effective legal research using both primary and secondary materials
2 Explain contemporary debates about the appropriate manner in which to deal with criminal offenders
3 Describe the political, social and economic influences that shape criminal and sentencing law
4 Describe the efficacy of the law to attain the key sentencing objectives in the form of deterrence, rehabilitation and community protection
5 Develop and communicate recommendations about innovative and technological changes that should be made to sentencing law