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Sociology of Community Corrections (6 points)



Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Community Based Corrections is an integral part of the correctional system with 3 times as many offenders being placed on community orders than those who are sent to prison. This unit will complement the existing unit on the Sociology of Prisons (SCY2181/3181) and give students who wish to specialise in the correctional field a detailed insight into the different forms of corrections in the community and the rationale behind these. Community corrections include probation and parole, diversion, pre-trial release, restitution, community service orders, work and education release, residential and home detention programs.

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 50%; + Oral Tutorial presentation (500 word equivalent): 10%; + Exam (2 hours) 40%

Contact Hours: Two contact hours per week including one lecture and one tutorial. Remaining 10 hours per week to be spent in private study (library research, field research, internet sources and the preparation of assignements).

Prerequisites: SCY1100 and SCY1200 or equivalent

Corequisites: None

Prohibitions: None

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