Subject details

  1. Critically analyse, evaluate and compare a range of applied criminological practices and
  2. policies
  3. Apply a synthesised understanding of contemporary criminology theories to explain the
  4. development of criminal issues of domestic or transnational significance
  5. Employ independent research skills and disciplinary knowledge to evaluate domestic and
  6. transnational criminal issues
  7. Effectively communicate advanced disciplinary knowledge in both written and oral
  8. formats
  9. Effectively analyse and evaluate national and international criminal justice policy.
  • Topics

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

    • Instructional Methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • PICT889

Others

Admission to MCrim

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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Criminology offers an invaluable scholarly perspective to analyse the effectiveness of contemporary criminal justice practice and policies. This unit enables students to develop a criminological understanding of the operation of various facets of the criminal justice system, particularly police, courts and corrective services. Students will critically evaluate crime reduction and revention strategies currently employed both in Australia and overseas, and will formulate practical and effective solutions to real-world contemporary crime problems.

  • Weekly participation (10%)
  • Data critique (25%)
  • Policy brief 2 (25%)
  • Essay (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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