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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a coherent knowledge of crime and the criminalisation process within a social context, including characteristics of victims and offenders, with an ability to communicate this knowledge effectively to others;
- synthesise basic information about how different criminological theories and the media can be used to explain criminal behaviour;
- analyse and explain the use of forensics in the criminal justice system and the problems with existing crime statistics and independently assess how these topics can impact upon law and order issues and combatting future crime;
- critically analyse the differing nature of crime and criminalisation with respect to issues such as gender and geographical differences with the ability to use judgement to formulate reasons for this; and
- competently apply a range of basic research skills and analytical techniques in written form.
- 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.
No eligibility requirements
- 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.
Understanding Crime is an introductory unit that informs students about a range of issues, including the problematic nature of defining crime; the media and how knowledge of crime is developed; the role of theory in explaining crime; similarities between victim and offender characteristics and forensic science and the criminal justice system. The subject explores different types of crimes that are impacting upon our society, including crimes against morality; cyber, corporate and white-collar crime; violent and property crime; and youth crime.
Online Quiz: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Online Quiz: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Written Assessment: 15 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Online Quiz (30%)
- Online Quiz (30%)
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