Sentencing

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

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


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