• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Criminology
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Criminology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Benjamin Edwards
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course CRIM6006
  • Offered in Winter Session 2018
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Around the world, the vast majority of crime and antisocial behaviour is committed by young people.   This course will introduce students to developmental criminology as a foundation for understanding the causes and correlates of youth offending and antisocial behaviour across the life-course. In doing so, the course  will review leading theories and etiological causes of youth offending and antisocial behaviour, with an eye towards how this research may inform crime reduction policies and prevention strategies (i.e., evidenced-based policies and practices).    A major component of this course will be understanding how  theories and policies covered in this course apply to the significant and ongoing debate in Australia regarding how to best respond to youth offending through policy and the juvenile justice system.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Source and evaluate information and data about youth crime in Australia and the world.
  2. Display a critically-informed understanding of the theories and potential etiological causes of juvenile delinquency.
  3. Critically discuss how research may inform current youth crime reduction policies and prevention strategies in Australia.
  4. Discuss research and present findings, both orally and in the written form.
 

Indicative Assessment

Intensive offering:
Tutorial participation (10%) (LO 1 & 4)
Tutorial Presentation (10 Minutes) (20%) (LO 1, 2 & 4)
Mid-semester quiz (1 hour, multiple choice via wattle) (30%) (LO 1, 2 & 4)
Take home exam (Essay responses, 2 weeks, 3000 words) (40%) (LO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
 
12 week offering:
Tutorial participation (5%) (LO 1 & 4)
Tutorial Presentation (10 Minutes) (20%) (LO 1, 2 & 4)
Major Essay (3000 words) (45%) (LO 1, 2, 3, & 4)
Take home exam (Multiple Choice and Short Essay, 1 week, 1500 words) (30%) (LO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from either:
 
Intensive offering:
a) 36 hours of lectures and tutorials taught intensively    and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
 
12 week offering:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials    and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 units of 1000 level Criminology (CRIM) or Sociology (SOCY) courses; or permission of the convener. Incompatible with CRIM6006

Prescribed Texts

The prescribed reading for this course will be available in a reading brick. It will include texts from the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, history, public health, social medicine and criminology.

Assumed Knowledge

This course is taught assuming students have some basic understanding of sociology and criminology. 

 

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6867 01 Jul 2018 TBA TBA 30 Sep 2018 In Person

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