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CRIM71-216: Explaining Crime

Description

In this subject you learn to identify the main streams of criminological thought from both psychological and sociological perspectives. Within those broad streams, you will be able to list and define key criminological theories and the social, historical, cultural and political contexts in which they developed. You will evaluate these theories on a range of criteria such as whether they address laws, crimes, criminals or victims as subjects; whether the explanation is at the micro, meso or macro level; and what the ideological position of the theoretician might be. They will be able to apply these to contemporary justice issues, crime problems and to specific case studies.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: CRIM71-216
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 2021: $3,760.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,800.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $3,900.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,040.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,040.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,150.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate mastery of theories and motivations for offending behaviour. 2. Analyse and synthesise information in complex case studies and examples. 3. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability. 4. Communicate the results of complex analysis verbally and through written expression.

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: 17/07/2022
    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: 17/07/2022
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