CRIM12005 - Community Justice Innovation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Innovation in the justice sector is increasingly sought at community level involving Non Government Organisations (NGOs) and community organisations as well as government agencies. Through this unit you will understand this new environment and the importance of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice as ways of understanding how justice is achieved. You will develop skills in human centred design and systems thinking that will enable you to operate in this inter-agency collaborative environment. Concepts such as social innovation will aid you in becoming a catalyst for change, in developing sustainable solutions to justice problems and participating in the changes the justice sector is undergoing.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 13.04% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student email
Students were satisfied with the structure of the unit, which enables them to build knowledge week on week.
I will maintain the current structure of the modules (weekly lectures, recaps of the previous weeks, and the learning logs).
Action Taken
Source: Student evaluation survey
Students were satisfied with the learning materials, in particular, 'real-life' examples through video.
Since most students are unfamiliar with the community justice initiatives, I will keep using short videos as an example of these initiatives. These videos will be fine-tuned for the next offering.
Action Taken
Source: Student evaluation survey
Some students would like a more interactive tutorial by allocating more time for the workshops during the lecture.
Content will be transformed into a flipped classroom structure, with self-learning materials provided pre-lecture. More weekly videos and/or study guides will be created. This will generate more time for workshops during the tutorial/lecture.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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