- Code CRIM6001
- 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 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:
- explain at a high level the main approaches to understanding and responding to serious crimes of national interest;
- apply the main theoretical approaches to the study of crime and deviance;
- critique the literature and apply a problem-solving approach to a highly publicized crime event;
- critique the main assumptions about offenders in serious and repeated crimes; and
- respond to and critique peer work.
- Multiple choice quiz (20) [LO 2,4]
- End-semester take home exam (30) [LO 1,3,4]
- Designing a research proposal Part 1: Literature review (1500-1800 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Designing a research proposal Part 2: Full proposal (2500 words) (30) [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 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
Preliminary ReadingReadings will be listed in the course outline on wattle.
This course is taught assuming students have some basic knowledge of sociology and criminology.
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