• Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject RegNet
  • Areas of interest Law, Sociology, Asia Pacific Studies, Criminology, Human Rights
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Miranda Forsyth
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2018
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This course introduces students to the main concepts and debates in restorative justice in an evidence-informed way.  It explores the multitude of ways restorative justice can and is being used to respond to a variety of societal challenges.  This includes the juvenile and adult criminal justice context, as well as areas as diverse as environmental protection, sexual abuse and health. We will also examine how restorative justice is being used within institutions to respond to concerns about harassment, bullying and sexual abuse.  The course will also introduce students to relevant methodological tools for assessing the impact of restorative justice based approaches.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of key terms, concepts and ideas in the area of restorative justice;
  2. Analyse, debate and critically evaluate different restorative justice approaches and their value in a range of contexts (justice, institutional reform, environmental disasters etc;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of adopting an evidence-based approach to the study of restorative justice and be familiar with the methodological tools necessary to develop an evidence base in this area
  4. Apply a restorative justice approach to a range of real life situations

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation in a role play involving a restorative approach to a problem with a written brief - 1500 words (30%)
  2. In class participation and electronic submission of two questions for each session a day prior to class (10%)
  3. Research and writing plan and outline for major essay - 1000 words (20%)
  4. Major essay - 3000 words (40%)

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Workload

This course will require 30 contact hours and 130 hours workload in total.

Prescribed Texts

J. Braithwaite, Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation (2002) Oxford University Press

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6839 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person

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