- Code CRIM3006
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Centre for Social Research Methods
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Criminology
- Areas of interest Psychology, Security Studies, Criminology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Emily Corner
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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There are multiple strategies that are implemented by individuals, communities, institutions, and agencies that are designed to target the individual, social, and environmental causes of crime. The prevention of crime is multifaceted and involves theory, scientific evidence, the application of an appropriate framework, intervention, and evaluation. Developing a holistic understanding of crime prevention approaches, including theoretical underpinnings and rationale, is vital in determining the most appropriate and effective prevention strategies. This course will give students an in-depth understanding of crime prevention strategies. This course will investigate six key crime prevention theories; enforcement, situational crime prevention, developmental crime prevention, individual crime prevention, community crime prevention, and economic disruption. Students will be expected to demonstrate critical knowledge of the process of crime prevention, the theoretical frameworks, and the application of interventions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the principles and theories of crime prevention;
- explain the key issues in determining the most appropriate and effective crime prevention strategies;
- use theory and the scientific method to critically evaluate crime prevention approaches; and
- analyse the complex role of crime prevention initiatives both within and outside the criminal justice system.
- Group Presentation - in-class presentation for 20 minutes (5 minutes per student) (20) [LO 1,2]
- Online Participation - 1000 words - 500 words for case presentation (10%) and 500 words for critical assessment (10%) (20) [LO 2,3,4]
- Written Assessment - 3000 words (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Exam - held in the final examination period (25) [LO 1,2]
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130 hours of total learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: delivered either as a three hour weekly workshop or a three hour weekly combination of lecture and tutorial or 36 hours of workshops taught intensively
b) 94 hours of independent learning
Requisite and Incompatibility
Lawrence W. Sherman; David P. Farrington; Brandon C. Welsh; Doris L. MacKenzie (2006). Evidence-Based Crime Prevention. (Revised Ed.) Taylor & Francis
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