- Criminology careers and how to get one
- Developing arguments/thinking critically
- Supporting arguments: Sources of information
- Study Skills
- Academic Integrity and Referencing
- Essays & Arguments
- What makes a good essay?
- The writing process
- Exam Preparation
- Planning your university experience
- Exploring career options
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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 course. 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.
No special requirements
This subject covers the range of practical and academic skills necessary to see students through their criminology and criminal justice undergraduate degree and beyond into the workplace. It introduces students to the different careers open to them as criminal justice professionals, the things that they will need to be able to undertake in order to study criminology and criminal justice, to perform well in assessment, and to become competent in searching for, and evaluating, criminological materials. The subject begins with a consideration of the key skills necessary for a successful career in criminology and criminal justice. Thereafter, the degree is divided into two main parts. Part 1 introduces students to the main source materials commonly used in the study of criminology and criminal justice. The aim is to get students to start to think critically about where information about crime and the criminal process comes from, how to find it and how to evaluate it. Part 2 aims to help students to strengthen the ways in which they approach their studies in criminology and criminal justice. Here, a key focus is on how to address effectively different forms of assessment and how to fulfill the academic requirements of the study of criminology and criminal justice. The subject concludes with some reflections on how students might put their criminological skills to best use in their degree program and in professional life. Throughout the subject, an emphasis is placed on practical activities. This is based on an understanding that students learn best by doing things and by practising their skills.
- Skills audit exercise (10%)
- Essay outline (30%)
- Written Assignment (30%)
- Presentation (20%)
- Referencing quiz (10%)
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Textbook information is pending.