CRIM13006 - Justice Strategy and Alliances

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The contemporary justice arena requires significant cooperation between different agencies, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and community groups. In this unit you will develop practical strategies to manage communication and collaboration between disparate organisations, enabling them to balance their interests and desired outcomes. You will identify the importance of thorough stakeholder analysis and the inclusion of stakeholders into processes and accountability practices. The concept of public value provides a framework through which you will demonstrate the significance of justice practices to participants and the community at large. You will also develop interpersonal and digital skills to facilitate project management, cultural change and communication in professional networks.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Case Study 30%
3. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was .00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 25.00% 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: Surveys, email
Some students did not like the requirement to engage regularly with the unit and preferred to only engage via end of term assessment.
While we are aware of student needs for flexibility, student expectations will need to be adjusted to accept the unit responsibilities as set in university practice. It needs to be clear that all units require regular engagement throughout the term.
Action Taken
Given the small numbers this year, the simulation aspect of the unit could not be run and students agreed to assessment structured around individual research.
Source: Workshop discussions
Students who were engaged really enjoyed the simulation. Aspects of the simulation need to be clearer or explained better.
The simulation allowed students to apply abstract strategic concepts in an authentic, risk-free setting. This version was a prototype and the simulation will be refined for the next offering and explanatory materials will be further clarified.
Action Taken
Unfortunately there were too few students to run the simulation this term.
Source: Surveys
A small number of students struggled to see the relevance of strategic planning and negotiation for a criminology graduate
This unit was introduced because external stakeholders emphasised the importance of strategic thinking and action. With the 2023 five year criminology review we will examine the way that professional skills are embedded to ensure a) relevance and b) that this is communicated throughout the whole of course so that students appreciate the linkages between units.
Action Taken
Further efforts were made to draw connections between strategic thinking and practice.
Source: AIMS
Small enrollments
This unit is a core unit in CL75 which is being taught out in 2024. It will run one more time.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse the public value produced by a justice program and demonstrate this to a public sector audience
  2. Identify the network of agencies, organisations and community groups that are connected to a justice issue
  3. Apply interpersonal skills and digital tools to facilitate inter-agency alliances
  4. Evaluate obstacles to cooperation and collaboration between players in the justice field
  5. Explain the importance of stakeholder interests and develop effective communication strategies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Case Study
3 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10