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ST | Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Malacca, Malaysia (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Design & Social Context (DSC) RMIT School: Global, Urban and Social Studies
Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
About your Experience
Kuala Lumpur 2016
Tour Details This intensive will provide a unique insight into the criminal justice system of Malaysia.
  • Opportunity to engage in an immersive study experience in an international context.
  • Incorporates workshops, presentations and visits with key agencies and NGOs in the country.
  • Strengthen connections with influential international organisations.
Course Information
This intensive provides an opportunity for RMIT students in to explore the criminal justice system of one of Australia's key Asian partners in an immersive study experience.
Students will undertake a pre-departure study program that will involve some background research on Malaysia and relevant justice issues. 
The immersive in-country experience will provide opportunities to integrate students' research and formal study with the lived experience of a criminal justice system that will encourage comparative critique, reflection and discussion.

In this course you will:
1. Compare and analyse the distinguishing features of the criminal justice systems in Australia and Malaysia
2. Critically evaluate the operation of criminal justice systems
3. Deconstruct the evolving internationalisation of crime and administration of criminal justice in SE Asia
4. Develop your ability to participate and contribute to group life and learning in a study tour context
5. Develop your skills in working in cross-cultural settings
6. Critically analyse, synthesis and reflect on complex theories, principles, philosophies and recent developments in the justice sector, both locally and in Malaysia, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice. 

Indicative itinerary (TBC)
Date Activity
18-19 June Arrival, Welcome briefing, orientation to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia
20 June Visits to legal organisations, NGOs and community organisations
21-22 June Day trip to Melaka and free time
23-28 June Visits to legal organisations, NGOs and community organisations
28-29 June Free time for volunteering opportunities
30 June Visits to legal organisations, NGOs and community organisations
01 July Debrief and farewell dinner
02 July Checkout

Academic Credit
  • Gain up to 12 credit points towards your degree. 
  • Students will need to enrol into:
    • UG students: HWSS2161 - Justice and Legal Field Project
    • PG students: please contact GUSS Mobility for further information 
Eligibility
  • Open to Undergraduate students 
  • Postgraduate students - please contact GUSS Mobility for more info
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 48 credit points at the time of application (including credit transfer).
Program Cost
The total cost of this program is approximately AU$1900 (TBC)
The cost is covered in the Material fee and includes:
  • Accommodation
  • Orientation, Welcome, Farewell, Social Events
  • Logistics and Transport
Additional costs to consider:
  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Expenses relating to arriving before the program start and departing after program end date
Students must ensure that they can financially support themselves during the study tour before they consider applying.

** RMIT student travel insurance:
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please refer here.

Selection Process
STEP ONE: Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 18 May 2018.
Complete the following questionnaires:
  1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
    • Please ensure that you upload a copy of your passport photo ID page
  2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
    • Please provide a Statement of purpose and CV only. When addressing your Statement of purpose please note any prior travel experience and the reasons why you are interested in participating in this study tour.
    • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview
STEP TWO: Approved students will be notified by the GUSS Mobility team and directed to enrol

Pre-departure Session
Successful applicants will be required to attend a compulsory pre-departure session. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.  

Funding
Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for possible funding options. Students may also be eligible for OS-Help (UGRD students only)

Contact
guss.mobility@rmit.edu.au

 

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.