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CRIM11-216: Explaining Crime

Description

In this subject you will learn to identify the main streams of criminological thought from psychological and sociological perspectives. You will study the key theories, concepts and explanations within their social, historical, cultural, and political contexts. You will develop your personal and professional skills to evaluate explanations at the micro, meso and macro level to interpret criminal motivations. You will be able to apply these to contemporary justice issues, crime problems and specific case studies.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: CRIM11-216
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate understanding of key theories, concepts and research in criminological psychology. 2. Critically evaluate the main contemporary theories for explaining specific offence or offenders types. 3. Apply theories, explanations and motivations to specific crime or justice issues and to particular case studies.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

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Anti-requisites:

Subject outlines

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 19/07/2022
Semester start: 12/09/2022
Subject start: 12/09/2022
Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
Teaching census: 07/10/2022