CRIM305 Working with OffendersUpdated: 26 February 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||any 6cp and (CRIM100 or CRIM101 or CRIM104 or SOCY104); or 24cp|
|Coordinator(s)||To be advised|
This unit will introduce students to the practical issues and processes associated with working with offenders in different settings and for different purposes, such as prisons and community corrections. The subject draws upon knowledge from social work, psychology and criminology to provide theoretically informed discussion of principles and practices using concrete examples. Students will learn how best to work with a wide variety of offender groups, why and how people stop offending (desistance) and how practitioners can support processes of positive change and community reintegration. Topics to be covered include offender rehabilitation, recidivism, case management, duty of care, working with difficult clients and work situations, addressing complex needs, multi-agency collaboration, models of offender management, prison culture, assessment tools and risk management, offender narratives and restorative justice.
|Materials||Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: