Criminal Profiling and Crime Analysis
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent knowledge through assessing the theoretical perspectives that inform offender profiling procedures;
- independently critique the role of offender profiling as an analytical tool within criminal investigations;
- differentiate and evaluate offender profiling methods, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others;
- analyse and discuss the techniques involved in creating an offender profile; and
- critically evaluate how offender profiling is used in relation to various offence and offender types, and construct an offender profile, modelling skills applicable in a professional career.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject provides students with a broad ranging introduction to the criminological sub-field of Forensic Criminology, specifically Criminal Profiling. The subject introduces students to the concept, theory and practice of forensic criminology. Students will critically engage with offender profiling procedures and their capacity to inform criminal investigations. The subject will explore the history and development of profiling techniques as well as the theories that underpin the practice of forensic criminology and criminal profiling.
Assessment 1 Online Quiz: 1500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2 Online Quiz: 1500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3 Case Literature Review: 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5
- Online Quiz (30%)
- Online Quiz (30%)
- Case Literature Review (40%)