• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Criminology
  • Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Sociology, Criminology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Lorana Bartels
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course will introduce students to the history of social, structural, and critically framed theories that have been advanced to explain the criminal event as distinct from the criminal offender. Students will begin by exploring historical theories that examine the external situational and environmental influences on crime, including interactionism and labelling theory, strain, differential association and cultural criminology. Looking beyond the offender themselves, students will investigate the broader environmental factors which influence the incidence of crime and how authorities adapt physical environments as methods of crime control. Finally, students will be introduced to contemporary theories of critical criminology and the crime science philosophy. The course will require students to critically engage with the theories presented; and to critique their value in explaining crime in contemporary society. Current day issues and research will be drawn upon throughout the course to bring to life the application of these criminological perspectives.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of crime as an event and crime control and prevention practices;
  2. critique the value and utility of different theories and approaches to the understanding of crime as an event;
  3. source relevant research publications on crime and justice, and interpret that information appropriately; and
  4. articulate and critique complex theories in a succinct and comprehensible manner.

Indicative Assessment

Mini quizzes x 4 (5% each for a total of 20%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Research skills task, 500 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 2-3
Essay, 2000 words (30%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Synthesis Exam, 3 hours, held during the exam period (40%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4 
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 11 hours of tutorial and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Prescribed Texts

Newburn, T. (2017). Criminology. 3rd Ed. Oxon: Routledge.

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:
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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9976 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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