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ATS3465

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCriminology
OfferedPrato Term 3 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr James Roffee

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Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. the key human rights relevant to investigatory stages in criminal justice systems;
  2. the key human rights relevant to trail stages of criminal proceedings;
  3. the impact of human rights on national and international efforts to combat crime.

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

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

  • Additional requirements
  • This unit is taught intensively at Prato

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two gateway units in Criminology.

Prohibitions