Courses & Units

Crime and Criminal Justice HGA107

Hobart, Launceston


In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about:

  1. the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections);
  2. patterns of crime (measuring crime victims and offenders, white collar crime, violent crime);
  3. the relationship between specific social groups (young people, women and Indigenous Australians) and the criminal justice system;
  4. responses to crime (crime prevention, victims, alternative dispute resolution).


Unit name Crime and Criminal Justice
Unit code HGA107
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Michael Guerzoni

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Use criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice.
  2. Explain the roles and functions of various institutions of the criminal justice system.
  3. Examine the policies and practices of criminal justice.
  4. Critically reflect on your values and perceptions relating to crime and criminal justice.
  5. Communicate your ideas clearly in verbal and written forms.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090301 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

Off Campus:
Lecture (1 hour weekly)
Tutorial (1.5 hours weekly)

On Campus:
Lecture (1 hour weekly)
Tutorial (1.5 hours weekly)


Task 1: Exam, 2 hours (40%)

Task 2: Essay, 2000 words (30%)

Task 3: Research project, 1000 words + transcription (30%)

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