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Advanced Criminological Theories

Postgraduate | GRF-CCJ744 | 2024

Critically evaluate criminological theory and empirical research for crime policy and practice. Study crime and the urban environment, control and rational choice theories, inequality and opportunity, and social reactions to crime.

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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Advanced Criminological Theories

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Critically evaluate criminological theory and related empirical research
    2. Summarise central criminological constructs and methodological approaches for operationalising and testing these constructs to evaluate criminological theory
    3. Evaluate the implications of criminological theory and research for crime policy and practice.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • GRF-MCJ-MAS-2024 - Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice


  • GRF-FMH-MAS-2024 - Master of Forensic Mental Health
  • GRF-FMH-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Forensic Mental Health

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