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.
Developmental Crime Prevention
About this subject
After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Have the ability to find and review developmental crime prevention literature
- Be able to apply developmental theories to explain how early-in-life problems relate to crime and offending
- Be able to understand and apply developmental theories in relation to research designs and outcomes
- Be able to articulate the ways in which individual, family, school and community factors may increase or decrease the likelihood of offending
- Have skills in selecting and designing a developmental prevention program with consideration towards evidence, methodological limitations, and process and outcome evaluations
- Be able to communicate developmental crime prevention policy.
- The Life Course Perspective
- Overview of developmental crime prevention
- Developmental crime prevention theories
- Risk and protective factors
- Developmental prevention in infancy
- Family-based prevention
- Preschool and school-based prevention
- Community-based prevention
- Evaluating initiatives, implications for policy
This subject focuses on developmental prevention to construct a framework for thinking about the prevention of crime and associated problems at the individual, family and local level. Students will examine the challenges associated with developing and implementing evidence-based programs for disadvantaged communities. This will involve consideration of the influences of multiple risk and protective factors as well as strategies to empower local residents and change developmentally relevant institutions and social policies. Assessment will include developing a proposal for a relevant developmental crime prevention project. Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge of relevant theory, methods for intervening in developmental pathways, and implementing and evaluating projects.
- Background and rationale for program proposal (40%)
- Program Proposal (40%)
- Quiz 1 (10%)
- Quiz 2 (10%)
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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
No additional requirements
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