Course Title: Professional Ethics and Conduct

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Ethics and Conduct

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST2256

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2014

JUST2257

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

JUST2257

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Marg Liddell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2506

Course Coordinator Email: marg.liddell@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.4.33


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course, you will deconstruct the nature, language, theoretical frameworks and concepts of morals and ethics that relate to standards of behaviour in criminal justice agencies. You will consider applied ethics related to a range of contemporary issues and problems in the local, national and international contexts.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess major ethical systems at the local, national and international level and use to analyse ethical dilemmas;
  • Critically analyse the relationship between moral beliefs and behaviour;
  • Relate theories of ethics and moralsto criminal behaviour;
  • Recognise ethical issues that face a wide range of criminal justice professionals;
  • Employ procedures for individual ethical decision making and understand the elements of good, ethical behaviour and leadership.

In this course, you will develop the following graduate capabilities:

  • Informed Professional Practice
  • Ethical practice
  • Reflective Practice
     



Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a face-to-face mode with a range of learning activities, which include lectures, seminars, case scenarios, videos, student lead discussions and debates. Learning activities will include undertaking reading prior to lectures which will be explored further through class discussion and debate.


Overview of Learning Resources

There is no prescribed text for this course. You will be able to access weekly readings via the MyRMIT relevant to the learning program. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include essays, group work, presentations/debates, assignments, and examinations. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment