• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Criminology
  • Minor code CRIM-MIN

Courses within this minor focus on the criminological analysis of issues in contemporary society concerned with the making, breaking and enforcement of laws, as well as those social behaviours considered deviant, even when these are not illegal. Particular attention is paid to those processes that lead to individuals and groups being labelled as deviant and subjected to increased rates of surveillance, policing and/or incarceration. Drawing on relevant theoretical perspectives from sociology and criminology, courses will explore the relationships between power, representations of crime and deviance, inequality, and exposure to criminal justice interventions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the social construction of deviance and crime;
  2. acquire, interpret and communicate data on crime and deviance;
  3. demonstrate critical thinking about theories and explanations of crime causation and deviance;
  4. explain the impacts of the criminal justice system across different community groups; and
  5. analyse policy and other social responses to crime and deviance.

Relevant Degrees

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from the completion of the following course(s):

CRIM1001 - Criminological Imaginations: Understanding Criminality (6 units)

CRIM1002 - Criminological Perspectives: Understanding Crime (6 units)

12 units from the completion of the following course(s):

CRIM2000 - The Illicit Economy (6 units)

CRIM2001 - Doing Criminology: Research and Practice in Crime and Criminal Justice (6 units)

CRIM2002 - Organised Crime: Understanding the Underworld (6 units)

CRIM2003 - Controversies in Crime Control (6 units)

CRIM2005 - Alcohol, Drugs and Crime: Promoting Health and Preventing Consequences (6 units)

CRIM2006 - Young People and Crime: Developmental Criminology and its Discontents (6 units)

CRIM2007 - Order in the Courts: An Introduction to the Australian Judicial System (6 units)

CRIM2008 - Punishment and Society: An introduction to Penology (6 units)

CRIM2009 - Corruption in our world (6 units)

CRIM2010 - Cybercrime: an introduction (6 units)

CRIM2011 - Special Topics in Criminology (6 units)

CRIM2013 - Policing (6 units)

CRIM2014 - Introduction to Crime Science (6 units)

CRIM2015 - Targeted Violence: Criminological Approaches to Understanding and Prevention (6 units)

CRIM3001 - Professional Perspectives on Crime and Prevention (6 units)

CRIM3002 - Corruption in Sport (6 units)

CRIM3005 - Diversity and Crime: Equality in the Criminal Justice System (6 units)

CRIM3006 - Crime Prevention: Evaluation Theory and Practice (6 units)

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