Applied Criminal Justice
Take a practical approach to law as you apply a prototype solution to regulating crime – much like you would in a criminal justice agency. In this final-year subject, you’ll apply criminological theories as you face real-world problems.
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- 25 Nov 2019
- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Distinguish between different types of criminological knowledge and it is usefulness in the explanation of particular criminal behaviour, vicitimisation and criminal justice responses in relation to a criminal justice problem and its prevention.
- Critically reflect on a broad range of criminological concepts and apply relevant knowledge in the analysis of a criminal justice problem.
- dentify, collect and analyse relevant data and information to effectively define a problem and assist in the creation of a potential solution.
- Communicate effectively the process and outcome of your work justifying your approach/solution based on criminological knowledge, empirical data and project management principles.
- Work with others to effectively plan and complete a project in a industry relevant way.
- Introduction to course
- Project Management Frameworks and Tools
- Industry forum on Project Planning and Management
- Project development: Knowing your audience
- Project development: Digital innovation and product creation
- Project proposal: Why does criminology matter?
- Project Management: Team traffic light reporting on progress and mile stones and problem solving.
- Project Management: Traffic light reporting on progress and mile stones and problem solving.
- Mock product launch
- Prototype Exhibition
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Online assignment submission
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
In this capstone subject, students will combine key concepts, theories and themes with skills in evaluating information and research to address a current industry-relevant problem. Students will develop a "prototype" solution to a problem that is of concern to criminal justice agencies, and other organisations engaged in the prevention and regulation of crime. Students should complete this course in their final year of study. Students should be in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice to undertake this course, and must have completed at least 180CP of courses, including all 1st and 2nd year core courses in their program. Dual Degree students should contact the Program Director to confirm if this course is to be completed as part of their program.
This subject should be completed in the final year of the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Program. Students are required to have foundational knowledge in relation to theories of offending, victimisation and the prevention of crime, and an ability to apply that knowledge. It is also anticipated that they will have well-developed time management, research, analytical and communication skills, and be able to work effectively in teams.
- Defining the problem (15%%)
- Project Management Plan (20%%)
- Product presentation and project report (50%%)
- Self Reflection (15%%)
Textbooks are not required.
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.