Subject details

1. critically analyse, evaluate and compare a range of contemporary criminology theories
2. employ independent research skills and disciplinary knowledge to assess the seriousness of domestic and transnational crimes
2. apply a synthesised understanding of contemporary criminology theories to explain the development of a crime of domestic or transnational significance
4. effectively communicate advanced disciplinary knowledge in both written and oral formats

    • A week-by-week guide to the topics will be provided in the study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PICT888


Admission to MCrim or MSecStrategicStud or MIntell or MCTerrorism or MCyberSec or GradDipSecStudCr or GradCertSecStudCr

Special requirements

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    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

This unit introduces students to advanced contemporary criminology theory. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic interplay between crime and social, political, cultural and economic processes and institutions. Topics included in the unit include: left and right realism, cultural criminology, opportunity and deterrence theories.

  • Online particiaption (10%%)
  • Mid semester quiz (10%%)
  • Minor essay (20%%)
  • End of semester quiz (10%%)
  • Major essay (50%%)

Textbook information is pending.

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