Courses & Units

Criminology LAW638

Note:

This is the same as the unit previously coded LAW615. Only the code has changed.

Pre-requisites are applicable to non-Law students, as well as to Law students. Those wishing to study this unit who do not meet the pre-requisites should contact the Law Manager Academic Administration about a possible pre-requisite waiver.

Semester 2 Off campus offering is only available for outbound exchange students studying an equivalent unit overseas on approved international exchange.

Introduction

The unit seeks an understanding of the nature of crime, its incidence, explanations for it and society's response to it in its historical, social and political context. Studies cover: the phenomenon of crime, why some forms of conduct are criminalised; theories and explanations of crime and selected criminological issues, eg juvenile offenders, victims and any contemporary issues

Summary

Unit name Criminology
Unit code LAW638
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr J Prichard and Dr Caroline Spiranovic

Teaching staff

Dr J Prichard and Dr Caroline Spiranovic

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 099903

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

LAW204 OR LAW254 AND LAW255 AND LAW251 AND LAW253 AND LAW250 AND LAW252 AND LAW256 OR LAW221 AND LAW226 AND LAW205 AND LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW225 AND LAW222 OR LAW223 AND LAW351 AND LAW221 AND LAW222 AND LAW224 AND LAW352 AND LAW253

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

LAW615

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 50-min lecture and 1 x 120-min seminar weekly

Assessment

1 x 2,000-word assignment (50%), seminar presentation (25%), seminar participation (25%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

RequiredNone

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