• Offered by ANU Centre for Social Research Methods
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Criminology
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Indigenous Australian Studies, Sociology, Criminology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Giverney Ainscough
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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Contemporary societies comprise of diverse populations. Diversity can be the result of not only internal dimensions (such as ethnicity, gender, and age) but also different historical, social, and institutional processes with each population encountering unique risks and needs. One of the most consistent finding in criminology is that minority populations are over-represented at all stages of the criminal justice process both as victims and offenders. Hence, one of the critical issues in criminology today is addressing inequality within the criminal justice system and how to best cater to the needs of such diversity. In this course, students will be introduced to theoretical understanding of marginalisation and inequalities within the criminal justice system. Students will explore current responses to diverse populations and examine ways to reduce inequality within the criminal justice system. Diversity and Crime is a capstone unit for the Bachelor of Criminology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of marginalisation and inequality within the criminal justice system;
  2. explain key theoretical and practical issues in responding to diverse populations;
  3. use theory and understanding to assess approaches to reducing inequality within the criminal justice system; and
  4. analyse the complex role diversity and identity have in determining outcomes for individuals or populations encountering the criminal justice system.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Written Assessment - Weekly Reflection (250 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Written Assessment - Essay (2500 words) (40) [LO 1,2]
  4. Written Assessment - Policy Brief (1500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 48 units of study, including CRIM1001 – The Criminological Imagination; CRIM2001 – Doing Criminology; and 12 units of 2000/3000 level criminology (CRIM) courses; or with permission of the convenor.

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts for this course. Set readings will be provided via Wattle.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3434 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person View

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