Postgraduate | GRF-CCJ747 | 2024
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Combine your criminological knowledge and research skills into your individual project. You’ll define a complex crime or criminal justice problem, then develop and implement a project design, and write up your research report.
About this subject
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
- Integrate criminological knowledge and research skills to a practical research problem
- Critically investigate and analyse a complex crime or criminal justice problem
- Reflect on their processes and problems involved in conducting applied research
- Demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Introduction, Research Design, and Project Management
- Progress and Problems
- Presenting and Writing
This subject provides an opportunity for students to integrate theoretical knowledge and empirical analytic skills acquired in their program through a practical research problem. Students will be expected to complete a small research project (based on topics provided by the degree convenor).
This subject integrates the knowledge and skills acquired through the Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice or Master of Forensic Mental Health. As a capstone degree, it provides an opportunity for students to put into practice this knowledge and skills through conducting a small research project. For feasibility and ethical reasons, the degree convenor will provide a list of research problems. Under the supervision of the degree convenor, students will select a problem, develop and implement a design, and write up a report. Although the project is an individual responsibility, students will work collaboratively to discuss problems and issues at different stages of the process.
CCJ747 should be completed in the final session of study. Students must have permission of the Program Director or Advisor to enrol earlier in their program.
- Progress report (20%)
- Research Project (80%)
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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-MAS-2024 - Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice
- GRF-FMH-MAS-2024 - Master of Forensic Mental Health
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- GRF-CCJ722-Research and Evaluation Methods
GRF-MCCJ7022 (Not currently available)
and one of
- GRF-CCJ736-Quantitative Skills for Criminologists
- GRF-CCJ737-Qualitative Skills for Criminologists
GRF-MCCJ7036 (Not currently available)
Students working towards the Master of CCJ must complete all of the above subjects before enrolling into CCJ747. Students must also have 80 CP towards their degree to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 20 to 24 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