In what ways do the institutions of criminal justice in one society differ from criminal justice institutions in other societies and in what ways are those institutions similar? This course explores the constitution, structures and day-to-day functioning of the criminal justice system in Australia through critical comparison with other jurisdictions. It considers the rationale for studying cross-national issues in criminal justice, and provides students with a knowledge base for understanding the different ways in which justice is defined around the world. Attention will be given to the historical development of different legal traditions and to the ways that different jurisdictions deal with the main stages of the criminal justice process. Finally, given the increasing 'globalisation' of crime and justice, the problematic issues which arise in the context of enforcing criminal laws between states will be addressed.
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