ATS2469 – Victims, Justice and the Law, semester 1. If you are interested in criminology, law and socio-legal studies, this unit is for you!
The unit considers the concepts of justice, victims and the law as they exist within and beyond the legal system. The unit engages with historical and contemporary perspectives and constructions of these intersecting concepts to explore understandings of crime and criminality, and examine the potentials and limitations of the legal system in practice. Bringing together interdisciplinary approaches from law, criminology and socio-legal studies, this unit considers the relationships between law, justice and victims through the study of: criminal and civil law, restorative justice, therapeutic jurisprudence, public policy, the media, criminal justice procedures, human rights and social change.
Asher also lectures in the undergraduate and juris doctor programs in the Faculty of Law at Monash University.