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CRIM13-314: Applied Crime Analysis

Description

Many tools are available to assist with the investigation and adjudication of crime.  Crime analysis is an important tool in many aspects of criminal justice and allows police to better direct their limited resources.  However, crime analysis is a broad term and there are many different types of crime analysis practiced by many professionals.  Social scientists have a lot to offer in this regard too through the use of tools such as Applied Crime Analysis (ACA) and Criminal Profiling, with the latter being one type of crime analysis.  The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the basic concepts of logic and reasoning, the role of physical evidence, victimology and the crime scene, and the overall process of crime analysis from the social scientist’s perspective.  The similarities and differences between ACA and criminal profiling will also be addressed at length.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: CRIM13-314
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theory relating to crime analysis. 2. Analyse and evaluate case information relevant to numerous case studies and crimes. 3. Communicate the results of analysis through assessments and case studies. 4. Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility.

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.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
    Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
    Teaching census: 11/02/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
Semester start: 17/01/2022
Subject start: 17/01/2022
Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
Teaching census: 11/02/2022