Subject details

This subject provides students with the opportunity to integrate their theoretical knowledge and empirical skills through a practical research problem. It allows students to work through, and reflect on, the process of conducting an applied research project. The subject has three aims:

  1. To connect criminological knowledge and research skills in an applied context
  2. To reflect on what has been learnt throughout the program
  3. To relate criminological knowledge and research skills to the development of applied research skills for the workplace.
    • Introduction, Research Design, and Project Management
    • Progress and Problems
    • Presenting and Writing
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

GRF-CCJ736-Quantitative Skills for Criminologists , or GRF-CCJ737-Qualitative Skills for Criminologists , or GRF-MCCJ7036
GRF-CCJ722-Research and Evaluation Methods , or GRF-MCCJ7022


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.

Special requirements

No special requirements

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 degree 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%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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