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CRIM71-320: Forensic Criminology

Description

Forensic criminology involves the application of criminological knowledge to investigative and forensic issues. It is a science in that it uses the scientific method as well as logic, reasoning and critical thinking to address a variety of applied issues. Forensic Criminology introduces students to this applied field of criminology by introducing the concepts and principles involved. To meet this end, students will be exposed to the wide variety of professionals they may encounter in professional practice, many of whom could be considered forensic practitioners in their own right. This includes police and private investigators, forensic scientists, and lawyers and other legal counsel. Students will also learn about the nature and scope of forensic criminology matters including ethics and report writing.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: CRIM71-320
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 specialised knowledge and skills relating to the theories and principles of forensic criminology. 1. Demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills relating to the theories and principles of forensic criminology. 2. Demonstrate an expert ability to analyse and synthesise research and literature across various areas of professional practice. 2. Demonstrate an expert ability to analyse and synthesise research and literature across various areas of professional practice. 3. Critically analyse and communicate the limits of evidence and professional practice in forensic criminology. 3. Critically analyse and communicate the limits of evidence and professional practice in forensic criminology. 4. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as a learner and practitioner. 4. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as a learner and practitioner.

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