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CRI1106 Minority Groups as Offenders and Victims
Credit Points: 15

This unit examines the position of minority and marginalised groups both as victims and offenders in the Criminal Justice System. The groups examined are women; youth; people with disabilities; people from ethnically diverse communities; people from the gay and lesbian community; and people who have mental illness. Students consider the fundamental cultural dynamics of each group with a view to understanding their participation in the Criminal Justice System as either victims or offenders or both. This unit also provides students with an understanding of the legislation that underpins the area of discrimination, and current practices in the three arms of the Criminal Justice System: the Police the Courts and Corrections.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAAAAUCriminology Major
DMPSCRPsychology and Criminology Double Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2006 VET: 31/03/2006