Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will be taught as an intensive program from 9.00am to 5.00pm on 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20 July 2010. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate certificate/ diploma or fourth-year honours in criminology or socio-legal studies, or the Master of Criminology, Master of Public Policy and Management or Master of Social Policy.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Criminology or Sociology at Undergraduate level|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Any of the following subjects:
191-543 Governing Criminal Justice
191-436 What Works in Criminal Justice
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Stuart Ross
Dr. Stuart Ross
How effective are criminal justice interventions in changing individual behaviour, reducing opportunities for crime, and increasing public safety? Why is there so much emphasis by government on the impact of criminal justice programs, and how does this affect the design and funding of criminal justice programs? What does this focus on effectiveness mean for research and evaluation priorities and methods? This subject examines the research evidence about the effectiveness and impacts of selected policies, the policy framework that determines what kind of interventions are selected by government, and the research methodologies of criminal justice program evaluation. Case studies include home detention, juvenile diversion and conferencing, offender mentoring, drug treatment, release support programs, and crime prevention programs. In addition, the course will examine professional and political issues about the role and application of evaluations in criminal justice. The program will include guest lectures from people involved in delivering or evaluating criminal justice programs. As part of the program students will undertake group work to design an evaluation study.
|Assessment:||An essay of 4000 words (80%) a class presentation (20%). Students should choose a criminal justice program and critically assess evaluations of this kind of program. Issues to be addressed will include: Effectiveness principles for the program. Evaluation aims and questions. Methodology, including research design, data sources, analysis methods. Professional and political issues that may arise in the course of an evaluation.|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Criminology (CWT) |
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
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