- Code CRIM2015
- 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 Human Sciences, Political Sciences, Psychology, Security Studies, Criminology
The term targeted violence refers to violence that is predatory, goal-directed, and focused on specific victims. Targeted violence research investigates the impact of multiple factors on offenders, including; prior violence, criminality, mental health, environments, and communities Rather than searching for causality in simple terms, targeted violence research analyses seek to explain for whom and under what circumstances targeted violence seems like a viable option.
This course provides students with an overview of scientific perspectives of targeted violence, and outlines how targeted violence research can apply criminology and behavioural science principles to help the detection, assessment, and management of targeted violence.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- source relevant research publications on targeted violence, and interpret that information correctly;
- use theory and understandings to analyse targeted violence across multiple levels;
- explain key theoretical and practical issues in countering targeted violence; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the conceptual and methodological issues involved in studying targeted violence as a concrete scientific subject.
- Online Quizzes (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Online Contributions (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Written Assignment, 3000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Exam, 3 hours (held during examination period) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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
Assumed KnowledgeYou are expected to have a basic level of research methods knowledge and training.
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|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|21 Jul 2025
|28 Jul 2025
|31 Aug 2025
|24 Oct 2025