- Code CRIM6004
- 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 Law, Policy Studies, Sociology, Criminology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and the skills to:
- explain the social construction of deviance and crime;
- apply and synthesise key theories explaining criminal behaviour;
- source data and research publications on crime and justice, and interpret that information appropriately;
- appraise and evaluate theories and explanations of crime prevention and control; and
- explain how society responds to crime and consider how this impacts on different individuals and groups.
Indicative AssessmentOnline Quizzes x 3 (5% each for a total of 15%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Research Essay, 3000 words (40%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Cabinet Submission, 2000 words (45%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
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Workload130 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
Hayes, H. & Prenzler, T. (2015). An Introduction to Crime and Criminology 4th Edition. Melbourne: Pearson
Assumed KnowledgeThis course is taught assuming students have some basic knowledge of sociology and criminology.
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