• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Criminology
  • Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Sociology, Criminology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jason Payne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course will introduce students to the canon of criminology and map the key theoretical frameworks that have been advanced to explain individual criminality and deviance. The course will encourage students to engage their 'criminological imaginations' to understand the causes of criminal offending and the infraction of social norms and values.

The course will begin by examining how deviancy and criminality is socially constructed. We will then explore the various historical perspectives that have been developed to try and explain crime and deviance. Beginning with the classical school of criminology, the course will explore how our understanding of individual criminal behaviour has developed and advanced. The course will require students to critically engage with the theories presented, and to critique their value in explaining crime in contemporary society. Current-day issues and research will be drawn upon throughout the course to bring to life the application of the criminological imagination.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and the skills to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the key theories explaining criminal behaviour and the societal response to crime;
  2. critique the value and utility of different theories and approaches to the understanding of crime and deviance in contemporary society;
  3. source relevant research publications on crime and justice, and interpret that information appropriately; and
  4. articulate and critique complex theories in a succinct and comprehensible manner.

Indicative Assessment

Mini quizzes x 4 (5% each for a total of 20%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Research skills report, 500 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 2, 4
Essay, 2000 words (30%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Synthesis Exam, 3 hours, held during the exam period (40%) Learning Outcomes 1-2, 4
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 11 hours of tutorials and tutorial-like activities; and,
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SOCY1005.

Prescribed Texts

Newburn, T. (2017). Criminology. 3rd Ed. Oxon: Routledge.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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
2876 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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