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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, analysis, and communication skills 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.
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- 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).
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
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Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
In every society there are acts or omissions that constitute crimes and it is crucial that we understand the nature and consequences of crime. In this introductory subject you will learn about a range of issues, including the problematic nature of defining crime and the impact of the media when it comes to explaining criminal behaviour. You will explore how knowledge of crime is developed and the role of theory in explaining crime. You will also investigate forensic science and the criminal justice system. You will explore 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: 1250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Online Quiz: 1250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Written Assessment: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Oral Presentation: 750 words (or equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 5
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Online Quiz (25%)
- Online Quiz (25%)
- Oral Presentation (10%)
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