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Understanding Crime

Undergraduate | UNE-CRIM100 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Assessments
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
Duration
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Understanding Crime

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. 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;
    2. synthesise basic information about how different criminological theories and the media can be used to explain criminal behaviour;
    3. 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;
    4. 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
    5. competently apply a range of basic research skills, analysis, and communication skills that contribute to life-long application in a professional career.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • 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 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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UndergraduateUNE-CRM-DEG

Bachelor of Criminology

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UndergraduateUNE-ART-DIP

Diploma in Arts

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