- Code REGN8005
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject RegNet
- Areas of interest Law, Sociology, Asia Pacific Studies, Criminology, Human Rights
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Miranda Forsyth
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of key terms, concepts and ideas in the area of restorative justice;
- Analyse, debate and critically evaluate different restorative justice approaches and their value in a range of contexts (justice, institutional reform, environmental disasters etc;
- 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
- Apply a restorative justice approach to a range of real life situations
- Development of a role play exercise (20) [LO 1,4]
- In class participation and electronic submission of two questions or reflections or observations based on the readings for each topic (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research and writing plan and outline for major essay - 1000 words (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Major essay - 4000 words (50) [LO 1,2,3]
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WorkloadThis course will require 30 contact hours and 130 hours workload in total.
Prescribed TextsJ. Braithwaite, Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation (2002) Oxford University Press
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