Course Title: Justice Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Justice Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2020


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2018


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2021


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Dr Gregory Stratton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3021

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B37. L4

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will critique contemporary concepts and approaches in human resource management relevant to the justice sector. This will involve critical analysis of justice management models used in the justice sector both nationally and internationally and  issues relating to organisational culture and change. You will develop an appreciation of the challenges faced by justice managers in effectively leading staff in hierarchical organisations, which are common in the justice sector. You will consider command and span of control and compliance with laws associated with human resource management and leadership.. You will also learn about the development of strategies to support staff welfare and resilience in coping with traumatic events.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  1. Use a range of communication, conflict management and teamwork skills to work productively with a diverse range of people in justice environments  
  2. Use appropriate ethical ideas and reflective practice skills in addressing situations and problems in justice 

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

  1. Critically appraise and apply relevant theories, approaches and laws associated with justice sector human resource management to gain a deeper appreciation for the complexity of the role of managers in the justice sector.
  2. Reflect on the impact of human resource management and leadership practices in the justice sector
  3. Compare and contrast key national and international management theories and practices and identify and evaluate the approach best suited to various situations
  4. Analyse and describe the ways in which justice sector management is influenced by structure, gender, leadership, teamwork, authority and power, culture change, trauma, resilience and effectiveness 

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities online such as recorded lectures, online activities and individual research. 

Overview of Learning Resources

Resources will be available through the Canvas student portal, myRMIT, and RMIT Library resources. You will have the opportunity to contribute collectively to class resources by sharing your own research findings and sources with your peers. 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment


You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

    Assessment Task 1: Risk Management Plan, 40% CLO1 and CLO2 

    Assessment Task 2: Short answer paper, 20%, CLO1- CLO4 

    Assessment Task 3: Exam, 40%, CLO1- CLO4 

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.