Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCriminology
OfferedPrato Term 3 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr James Roffee


This is an international study program that requires an application to be enrolled - see the Arts Prato page for further information http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/prato/


This intensively delivered unit is part of our Criminology in Prato programme.

This unit introduces students to the study of human rights in the sphere of criminal justice and criminology. The unit will trace the impact of human rights across the differing phases of the achievement of justice in criminal justice systems. Focusing on a specific rights as case studies it will contrast national and international definitions of human rights in understanding responses to crime: including policing, court processes, prosecution and punishment.


Upon completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
the key human rights relevant to investigatory stages in criminal justice systems;
the key human rights relevant to trail stages of criminal proceedings;
the impact of human rights on national and international efforts to combat crime.

In addition third-year students will be required to demonstrate
a greater degree of critical analysis;
wider reading and greater comprehension of European criminal justice issues.

The unit seeks to enhance the ability of students to undertake independent research under the guidance of supervision.


Research Assignment (4000 words): 80%
Presentation (500 word equivalent): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Four half-day (4 hour) seminars

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Two gateway units in Criminology