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Possible class structure


This section contains recommendations for a teaching sequence and timing intended to achieve learning outcomes through a three-hour class. The lecturer may wish to disregard or shorten some of the segments below in order to give more time to other elements, including introduction, icebreakers, conclusion or short breaks. The structure could also be adapted for shorter or longer classes, given that the class durations vary across countries.

A recommended lesson plan is provided here. The lesson plan provides indicative timing for the individual lesson elements. Predicting the time it will take to move through content and exercises is difficult and will depend on the size of the student group, the level of students (undergraduate or postgraduate), the capacity of the students, the familiarity with the topic area, the pre-reading completed prior to attending the class and a myriad of issues associated with the local learning context. Consequently, it is recommended that time be invested in preparing for the lesson by working through the content and the exercises. The Additional Materials section also provides useful references and links, including regional crime prevention bodies.

The Module is to be delivered over three contact hours (180 minutes). It is recommended that each section of the Module should be divided equally. The recommended class structure is be as follows:

  • Exercise 1 - Prior Knowledge [25 minutes]
  • Topic 1 – Lecture [40 minutes]
  • Exercise 2 - Corinna Horvath Case Study [25 minutes]
  • Topics 2 and 3 - Lecture [25 minutes]
  • Exercise 3 – Group Exercise on Addressing Gender Bias in the Judiciary [45 minutes]
  • Module summary / questions / discussion [15 minutes]
  • Wrap-up of the class and explanation of the post-class assignment [5 minutes]
    • Covering the following content from Topic 1: What are standards and norms? The role and position of UN standards and norms within public international law and international human rights law (the legitimacy and authoritative character of international law, human rights and the standards and norms, the structure of the UN human rights web of instruments and monitoring bodies and mechanisms and relevant core human rights treaties and treaty bodies).
    • Covering the following content from Topics 2 & 3: Overview of UN standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice, both in terms of scope and operation.
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