- Code CRIM6014
- 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 Engineering, Security Studies, Environmental Science, Criminology
Whilst traditional criminological theories focus on how deviance and crime is constructed, crime science offers a new way of understanding and responding to crime and security problems. This course outlines the distinctive nature of the crime science approach to understanding, preventing, detecting and investigating crime problems. This course presents the key theories that explain the temporal and spatial patterning of crime events, and introduces the associated strategies for disrupting these patterns. This course also emphasises the need for a multidisciplinary approach to address crime and security problems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the principles and theories of crime science;
- source relevant research publications on crime science and environmental criminology, and interpret that information correctly;
- critique the value of key theories in explaining criminal behaviour;
- use theory and understandings to critically analyse crime prevention approaches and
- critically evaluate operational crime prevention approaches.
- Online Quizzes (Week 6 & 11) (10% each for a total of 20%) (20) [LO 1,2]
- Written Assignment, 4000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Exam, 3 hours (held during examination period) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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 tutorial and tutorial-like activities; or 36 hours of contact taught intensively; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Wortley, R., & Townsley, M. (2017). Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (2nd Ed.) Abingdon, England: Routledge.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents will be advantaged by completing undergraduate criminology, sociology, or psychology programs.
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