Unit

School Of Social Sciences

First Peoples and Criminal JusticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102712.2

Discipline: CRIMINOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Robyn Oxley


Incompatible Units
400195 - Human Rights, Human Services and the Law

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
How does colonialism underscore the foundational narratives, knowledges and operation of the legal and criminal justice institutions of colonised nations? Focusing primarily on the Australian context of colonial invasion and settlement, this unit explores the plight of Indigenous peoples and their severe over-representation in the Australian criminal justice system. Studying the impact of colonisation and exploring Indigenous narratives, students will critically examine issues faced by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their experience of criminal justice in Australia. Overall, the unit will equip students with an understanding of the relationship between dominant colonial narratives of race and institutional racism, while considering how Indigenous knowledge can inform better social and criminal justice outcomes for Indigenous populations. Comparative examples of criminal (in)justice for Indigenous populations in other colonised nations will also be considered.


Courses
1652.9Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
1655.7Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.8Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.9Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1665.2Bachelor of Community WelfareCONTINUING
1667.3Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1667.4Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1706.3Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.4Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
1710.3Bachelor of CriminologyCURRENT
1711.1Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)CONTINUING
1711.2Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)CURRENT
1733.1Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced)CURRENT
1807.1Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1807.2Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1808.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1808.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1818.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.4Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
1823.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1842.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1886.1Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Criminology)CURRENT
2766.4Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3654.3Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6005.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6021.4Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
6023.1Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
6023.2Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

M1069.1Criminology and Criminal JusticeCURRENT
SM1091.1Criminology and Criminal JusticeCURRENT
SM1140.1Legal StudiesCURRENT
SM1148.1Indigenous StudiesCURRENT




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