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Criminological Theories

Postgraduate | GRF-CCJ742 | 2024

Through the lens of sociological, psychological and biological perspectives, you’ll appreciate how offenders and offending have been conceptualized. Use your learning to articulate the resulting implications on the criminal justice system.

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

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Criminological Theories

About this subject

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

    1. Appreciate the breadth and diversity of criminological theories from multidisciplinary perspectives.
    2. Critically compare and contrast the utility, strengths and limitations of different theoretical approaches to explaining the causes of offending and the implications for public policy
    3. Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills applying critical thinking, analysis and application to a real world context.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • GRF-MCJ-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice


  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2024 - Postgraduate Single Subjects
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

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

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