Courses & Units

Criminology LAW615

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


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

 THIS UNIT HAS A NEW CODE FROM 2013. Please refer to LAW638.

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 Faculty Executive Officer about a possible pre-requisite waiver.


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.


Unit name Criminology
Unit code LAW615
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
Teaching staff

Ms T Henning, Dr J Prichard

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit?


This unit is currently unavailable.


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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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2014: $755.00 2014: $1,450.00 091101

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.




Teaching Pattern

50-min lecture, 120-min seminar weekly


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

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