Crime Prevention: Community and Developmental Approaches - 2017

Unit summary

CCJ30

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Invigilated Exam (40%) , Quizzes (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

A major challenge for crime prevention is to implement a package of evidence-based programs in disadvantaged communities that influence multiple risk and protective factors, but in a way that not simply involves but empowers local residents and changes developmentally relevant institutions and social policies. This unit examines ways of doing this, combining insights from developmental prevention and community development to construct a framework for thinking from a developmental perspective about the prevention of crime and associated problems at the local level. Some case studies, as well as a number of contentious issues, are investigated.

After successfully completing this unit you should be able to:

1  Understand and explain, in depth, key theories in developmental criminology and primary prevention theory, including the pathways model, latency model, and sociogenic model.
2  Articulate the individual, family and social risk and protective factors relevant to antisocial behaviour, offending and crime prevention.
3  Analyse and draw comparisons between various types of early intervention projects and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
4  Report on what is known about the economic efficiency of primary prevention initiatives
5  Identify a crime prevention problem and design the implementation and evaluation of a developmental or community crime prevention project.
6  Acquired and improve core skills and competencies relevant to criminology, and in line with the Griffith Graduate, including: - Working independently, including gathering resources and written work - Manage time and multiple projects - Communicate effectively through PowerPoint presentations - Apply skills in criminological research including information retrieval, project development and evaluation design - Critical evaluation of academic literature and research - Employing academic writing skills - Summarise extensive literature

  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Quizzes (20%)
  • Review — Literature Review (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

This is not an introductory unit. You should complete a number of other first or second year units.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1SUPPORTING NOT PUNISHING: DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION
2FROM RESEARCH TO DEVELOPMENTAL PREVENTION IN PRACTICE
3DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY
4RISK FACTORS
5COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION
6PROTECTIVE AND PROMOTIVE FACTORS
7THE NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
8FAMILY FOCUSSED PREVENTION
9PREVENTION IN THE PRESCHOOL YEARS
10PREVENTION IN THE PRIMARY YEARS
11PREVENTION IN ADOLESCENCE
12TAKING DEVELOPMENTAL CRIME PREVENTION TO SCALE

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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