Course Title: Professional Ethics and Conduct

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Ethics and Conduct

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

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,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

JUST2257

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor Michele Ruyters

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2537

Course Coordinator Email: michele.ruyters@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.04

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


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

Program Learning Outcomes

 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

  1. Effectively apply the principles, theories and philosophies of the criminal justice system in practical contexts
  2. Reflect on and implement ethical practice and social responsibility in diverse criminal justice settings 


Course Learning Outcomes 

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

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


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered through a blend of learning activities, which may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, videos and student led discussions. The course may be delivered online in modules


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:Case Studies,  40% CLO1- CLO5 

    Assessment Task 2: Online Tasks, 30%, CLO1- CLO5 

    Assessment Task 3: Exam, 30%, CLO1- CLO5 

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.