Courses & Units

Criminological Theory and Practice HGA518


This is an advanced unit for Criminology Honours, and for Criminology Professional Honours


This unit provides the foundations for a critical understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical approaches in criminology and criminal justice. The unit offers an overview of major cutting-edge perspectives in criminology, with particular focus on critical criminology, feminist criminology, queer criminology, southern criminology, green criminology, forensic criminology and historical criminology. As part of this, the unit discusses contemporary developments in the field, for example, innovative justice, and new ways of understanding and responding to the links between criminal and social justice. The unit draws upon applied case examples in exploring the theory-research-policy nexus.


Unit name Criminological Theory and Practice
Unit code HGA518
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Professor Rob White

Teaching staff

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Weekly seminars


Major essay 4,000 words (60%), class participation (10%), Take home test (30%).

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