Courses & Units

Sex Crimes and Criminals LAW658

Hobart

Note:

Open to students of Law, Criminology, Sociology, Police Studies or Psychology.

University of Tasmania students who meet the requisites may enrol via eStudent if they have confirmed with their Faculty that the unit fits within their degree structure.

The University will accept applications from students who meet the requisites and are studying in these disciplines at other universities. They can apply to enrol on a cross-institutional study basis towards their degree. Cross-institutional study application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the Forms website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/enrolments/forms-and-files

The Semester 1 2018 offering of LAW658 is only available to a select cohort. Law students and other students undertaking this as an elective in their current course will need to enrol in the Semester 2 2018 offering.

Introduction

Sex Crimes and Criminals is an applied, interdisciplinary unit taught by criminal lawyers, psychologists and criminologists. It examines the nature and prevalence of sex crimes, impacts upon survivors ('victims') and the profiles of sex offenders.

The unit explores key challenges facing the criminal justice system in responding to sexual offending, including public attitudes, difficulties associated with detection and prosecution, and complexities driven by digital technology.

This unit is designed for students of law, criminology, police studies, psychology and sociology – tomorrow's lawyers, policy makers, police officers, psychologists, social workers and researchers.

Summary

Unit name Sex Crimes and Criminals
Unit code LAW658
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr Jeremy Prichard and Dr Helen Cockburn

Teaching staff

Dr Jeremy Prichard, Dr Helen Cockburn, Dr Caroline Spiranovic and Dr David Plater

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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 CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 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

Prerequisites

Completion of 200 pts of university study (ie 16 x 12.5pt units). This unit is open to students of Law, Criminology, Sociology, Police Studies or Psychology.

Teaching

Assessment

E-portfolio (33%), 1,500 assignment (33%), 3 hour closed book exam (34%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Flexible Study Options

Online

Textbooks

RequiredNone
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