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Undergraduate | UNE-CRIM244 | 2024
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About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a coherent understanding of different theoretical perspectives in criminology;
- locate criminology historically, and critique and apply a number of key concepts and theoretical perspectives used in the study of crime;
- critically examine popular conceptions of crime and criminality;
- apply research methodologies and written analysis to the subject of criminology; and
- model independent skills in criminology that contribute to life-long application 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.
Understanding a wide array of criminological perspectives is important when examining the problems of crime and justice. This subject explores the emergence and evolution of criminological theory, and the ways in which crime has been and is in contemporary time defined, constructed and regulated. From traditional to emerging perspectives, you will study the practical application of these ideas. Considering theory in practice, you will question how and why crime is understood, policed and punished. As you critically examine popular conceptions of crime and criminality, you will be learning independent skills in criminology that will contribute to life-long application in a professional career in the field.
Assessment 1: Online Quiz - 500 Words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5;
Assessment 2: Online Participation - 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5;
Assessment 3: Essay - 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5;
Assessment 4: Take Home Exam - 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3.
- Online activities and/or class participation (10%)
- Essay (35%)
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (35%)
- Quiz/Quizzes (20%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-CRM-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Criminology
- UNE-LGS-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Legal Studies
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.
- Equipment requirements - 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).
- Software requirements - 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
- Other requirements -
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 is in the range of 10 to 12 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