- Code CRIM6006
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Criminology
- Areas of interest Social Research, Sociology, Criminology
Like elsewhere in the world, the overwhelming majority of all recorded crime in Australia is committed by young people and the question of how best to respond has been the subject of significant and ongoing debate in criminology. 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. It explores the experience of young people as participants of a criminal justice system shaped by competing historical, theoretical and political debates about how best to achieve the seemingly impossible balance between child protection, treatment and punishment.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Source and evaluate information and data about youth crime in Australia.
- Compare and contrast different explanations for juvenile offending.
- Critically discuss different youth crime reduction policies and prevention strategies.
- Propose an intervention program for young offenders in varying contexts.
- Discuss research and present findings, both orally and in the written form.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial and Wattle participation (10%) (LO 1 & 5)
Tutorial Presentation (10 Minutes) (10%) (LO 1, 2 & 5)
Intervention policy and program proposal (1500 words) (20%) (LO 1, 4 & 5)
Major Essay (2500 words) (30%) (LO 1, 2, 3 & 5)
Take home exam (2000 words, 1 week) (30%) (LO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
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WorkloadOne lecture of 2 hours and one tutorial of 1 hour each week for 13 weeks over the semester. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study each week (total of 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeThis course is taught assuming students have some basic understanding of sociology and criminology.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4730||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|