- Code CRIM3001
- 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
This course provides a topic-specific understanding of responses to crime and deviance by a range of government and non-government agencies - for example: criminal justice, academia and business and industry. Our aim is to focus on crimes of contemporary national interest and the list of topics will vary each year depending on current political and criminal justice priorities. Students will be exposed to some of the factors that influence responses to crime such as official statistics and a discussion regarding the use, abuse and misuse of data. Finally, students are expected to engage critically with a range of contemporary techniques employed to respond to serious crime, including police practices and current techniques to control crime.
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 main approaches to understanding and responding to serious crimes of national interest;
- identify the main theoretical approaches to the study of crime and deviance;
- demonstrate the ability to investigate the literature and apply a problem-solving approach to a highly publicized crime event;
- compare the main assumptions about offenders in serious and repeated crimes; and
- respond to and critique peer work.
Indicative AssessmentLecture participation (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 3, 4
Mid-semester take-home exam, 1500 words, held during examination period (30%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3
End-semester take home exam, 1500 words, held during examination period (30%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3
Individual presentation, 10 mins (20%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
Presentation reflective feedback (10%) Learning outcome 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
Prescribed TextsNo texts - journal articles and major reports
Robert Hare 1993, Without Conscience, Guildford: New York
Readings will be listed in the course outline on wattle.
Assumed KnowledgeThis course is taught assuming students have some basic knowledge of sociology and criminology.
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