• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Criminology
  • Areas of interest Sociology, Security Studies, Criminology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Kelly Hine
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course CRIM2004
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the social construction of deviance and crime.
  2. Apply and synthesise key theories explaining criminal behaviour.
  3. Source data and research publications on crime and justice, and interpret that information appropriately.
  4. Appraise and evaluate theories and explanations of crime prevention and control.
  5. Explain how society responds to crime and consider how this impacts on different individuals and groups.

Indicative Assessment

Seminar 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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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: 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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed CRIM2004 or SOCY2062.

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
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9420 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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