- Code CRIM6004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Criminology
- Areas of interest Sociology, Security Studies, Criminology
The purpose of this course is to gain an insight into the various dimensions of crime such as violence, property crime and white collar crime. The course will focus in on offenders and their offences to develop understanding of key issues relating to the study of deviancy and crime from a criminological perspective. Characteristics of offenders will be explored such as age and gender alongside dynamic social factors such as alcohol and drug use. The final part of the course will look at the administrative structure of the Australian justice system (e.g. police, courts and prisons) and explore how the justice system impacts on different groups in society.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain the social construction of deviance and crime.
- Apply and synthesise key theories explaining criminal behaviour.
- Source data and research publications on crime and justice, and interpret that information appropriately.
- Appraise and evaluate theories and explanations of crime prevention and control.
- Explain how society responds to crime and consider how this impacts on different individuals and groups.
Indicative AssessmentSeminar Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Seminar Presentation - 15 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 2-5]
Policy Briefing - 2000 words (30%) [Learning Outcomes 2-4]
Research essay - 3000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Online statistics & research worksheet - approx. 40 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcome 3]
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Workload26 hours of lectures over 12 hours of tutorial over 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 92 hours of independent study over the semester (130 hours in total).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6766||04 Jul 2016||01 Jul 2016||15 Jul 2016||05 Aug 2016||In Person||N/A|