• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The purpose of this course is to explore various dimensions of crime such as violence, property crime and white collar crime, and their correlates such as drugs and alcohol. The course will focus  on offenders and their offences to develop understanding of key issues relating to the study of crime from a criminological perspective. The course will then explore the ways in which society responds to crime and offenders drawing upon examples from policing, the criminal justice system and crime control policy and practice.

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. understand the social construction of deviance and crime and the key theories explaining criminal behaviour;
  2. source data and research publications on crime and justice, and interpret that information appropriately;
  3. analyse crimes rates and the dimensions of crime, and understand the value and limitations of official crime statistics;
  4. critically analyse theories and explanations of crime prevention and control; and
  5. understand how society responds to deviance and crime and how the criminal justice system reacts to and impacts upon different individuals and groups.

Indicative Assessment

Online Quizzes x 3 (5% each for a total of 15%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Research Essay, 2000 words (40%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Cabinet Submission, 2000 words (45%) Learning Outcomes 1-5

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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 tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of Criminology (CRIM) or Sociology (SOCY) courses; or permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed CRIM6001.

Prescribed Texts

There is no recommended textbook for this course, at this time. Guidance on reading materials will be provided in the Course Outline and on Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

Hayes, H. & Prenzler, T. (2015). An Introduction to Crime and Criminology 4th Edition. Melbourne: Pearson

Assumed Knowledge

This course is taught assuming students have some basic knowledge of sociology and criminology.



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:
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.

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.

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