• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code CRIM-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Courses within this minor focus on the sociological analysis of issues in contemporary society concerned with the making, breaking and enforcement of laws, as well as those social behaviours considered deviant, even when these are not illegal. Particular attention is paid to those processes that lead to individuals and groups being labelled as deviant and subjected to increased rates of surveillance, policing and/or incarceration. Drawing on relevant theoretical perspectives from sociology and criminology, courses will explore the relationships between power, representations of crime and deviance, inequality, and exposure to criminal justice interventions.

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of this minor enables students to:
  1. understand the social construction of deviance and crime
  2. acquire and interpret data on crime and deviance
  3. think critically about theories and explanations of crime causation and deviance
  4. understand the impacts of the criminal justice system across different community groups
  5. analyse policy and other social responses to crime and deviance 
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
CRIM1001 The Criminological Imagination: Theory and Understanding 6
CRIM2003 Controversies in Crime Control 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
CRIM2001 Doing Criminology: Research Methods in Crime and Criminal Justice 6
CRIM2000 The Illicit Economy 6
CRIM2002 Organised Crime: Understanding the Underworld 6
CRIM2004 Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders 6
CRIM2005 Alcohol, Drugs and Crime: Promoting Health and Preventing Consequences 6
CRIM2006 Young People and Crime: Developmental Criminology and its Discontents 6
CRIM3001 Criminal Behaviour 6
SOCY2160 Cybercrime: An Introduction 6
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