• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Criminology
  • Areas of interest Sociology, Criminology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Matthew Manning
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course CRIM6001
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the main approaches to understanding and responding to serious crimes of national interest.
  2. Identify the main theoretical approaches to the study of crime and deviance.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to investigate the literature and apply a problem-solving approach to a highly publicized crime event.
  4. Compare the main assumptions about offenders in serious and repeated crimes.

    Indicative Assessment

    Multiple choice exams, in class, dates to be published in the course outline on wattle (LO 2 and 4)
    - first exam 10%
    - second exam 20%
    Group presentation – in class 20% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
    Major essay (2500 words) 50% (LO 1, 3, 4)

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    130 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 b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have completed CRIM2001 or 12 units of 2000/3000 level Criminology (CRIM) courses, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed CRIM6001.

    Prescribed Texts

    No texts - journal articles and major reports

    Preliminary Reading

    Robert Hare 1993, Without Conscience, Guildford: New York

    Indicative Reading List

    Readings will be listed in the course outline on wattle.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Basic knowledge of introductory criminology or psychology is assumed.




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

    If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

    Student Contribution Band:
    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
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2018 $2820
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2018 $4320
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

    Offerings and Dates

    The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

    Second Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
    9160 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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