Crime Analysis and Investigation
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Undergraduate Level 3
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
This unit explores the dominant theories of crime analysis, the relationship between crime and place, the main types of logical reasoning and looks at a systematic framework for analysis to crime problems. The second half of the unit deals with specific topics, such as victim-, place-, offender-oriented analyses and how these inform tactical decisions and intervention work. While conceptual in parts, the objective of the unit is pragmatic. Students do not need high level mathematical ability to do well in this unit, only systematic and clear thinking.
Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the unit offering.
You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:
If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.
This is not an introductory unit, it is a third year unit. You should complete other first and second year criminology units before starting this unit.
- Assignment 1 — Critique of Analysis (30%)
- Assignment 2 — Analysis Exercise (40%)
- Invigilated Exam (30%)
By the end of this unit, students should develop the practical and conceptual skills that are beneficial for conducting crime analysis, diagnosing crime problems and recommending tactics to prevent or disrupt criminal activity. By the end of this unit students should be able to:
- recall in depth concepts relating to theories of crime, crime analysis, hypothesis generation and testing, situational crime prevention and their inter-connections
- critique a crime prevention initiativedrawing on crime theories and models of crime analysis;
- examine crime patterns and choose appropriate action for crime preventionin an hypothetical crime data set;
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Introduction to Crime Analysis and Investigation|
|2||Rational choice theory|
|3||Routine activity and crime pattern theory|
|4||Crime as a process: crime scripts|
|5||Approaches to critical thinking|
|6||Systematic model of crime analysis|
|8||Offender oriented analysis|
|11||Situational Crime Prevention|
|13||Design against Crime|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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