- Code CRIM2006
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Source and evaluate information and data about youth crime in Australia and the world.
- Display a critically-informed understanding of the theories and potential etiological causes of juvenile delinquency.
- Critically discuss how research may inform current youth crime reduction policies and prevention strategies in Australia.
- Discuss research and present findings, both orally and in the written form.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial 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) (30%) (LO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 11 hours of tutorials
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
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.
This course is taught assuming students have some basic understanding of sociology and criminology.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5829||16 Jun 2018||29 Jun 2018||29 Jun 2018||27 Jul 2018||In Person||N/A|