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Crime, Society and Justice

Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ207 | 2024

Previously GRF-CCJ27

Study method
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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Crime, Society and Justice

About this subject

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

    1. Demonstrate familiarity with and knowledge of the primary theories of sociological and other social theories of crime including the basic assumptions of these theories, key theorists and associated theories, and the socio-historical context of these theories
    2. Explain and employ sociological and social-scientific perspectives on research and knowledge production related to crime and justice, including functionalist, social conflict, and interactionist perspectives
    3. Apply criminological theories to social research on crime
    4. Critically analyse "common sense" notions of crime in our society
    5. Be able to understand and explain the concept of epistemology, the role of epistemology in social knowlege claims about crime and justice, and how different epistemologies shape present days views on crime and justice in Australia

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

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

  • GRF-CCJ27 (Not currently available)


This is not an introductory subject, it is a second year subject. You must have a basic understanding of the first year criminology subjects. Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.

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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What to study next?

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

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Bachelor of Arts

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