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Postgraduate | GRF-CCJ723 | 2024

Developmental Crime Prevention

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Understand the relationship between policy objectives and crime prevention programs to be able to apply criminological theories to research outcomes. You’ll design a prevention program within resource, funding and methodological limitations. 

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Start dates
15 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Developmental Crime Prevention

About this subject

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

    1. Have the ability to find and review developmental crime prevention literature
    2. Be able to apply developmental theories to explain how early-in-life problems relate to crime and offending
    3. Be able to understand and apply developmental theories in relation to research designs and outcomes
    4. Be able to articulate the ways in which individual, family, school and community factors may increase or decrease the likelihood of offending
    5. Have skills in selecting and designing a developmental prevention program with consideration towards evidence, methodological limitations, and process and outcome evaluations
    6. Be able to communicate developmental crime prevention policy.

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
  • 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.

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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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