Justice and Crime - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Essay 1 (35%) , Essay 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,188.00
International 2,438.00

This unit examines the major, cutting-edge questions for criminology today. These include penal politics, policing, media and crime, restorative justice, the prison and state crime. It introduces students to the contemporary key thinkers and contributors in the field in Australia and overseas. Attention is given to the relationship between research, policy and politics in linking knowledge to social change.

Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the unit offering.

After successfully completing this unit you should be able to:

1  Critically reflect on established criminological and criminal justice theories in analysing emerging crime and justice problems
2  Apply new theoretical knowledge and analytic skills required to understand and respond to emerging crime and justice problems
3  Critically assess and use scholarship and data relevant to understanding and responding to emerging crime and justice problems
4  Demonstrate a global and comparative perspective to the study of criminology and criminal justice

  • Essay 1 (35%)
  • Essay 2 (50%)
  • Reflective Task — Critical reflection (15%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CCJ705 — Contemporary Perspective on Crime
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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction: Orientation to the unit and readings
2Weeks 2 - 5 will covers topics selected by the convenor
3Week 6 - 12 will cover topics selected by the students
4Whither criminology?

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  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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