Courses & Units

Crime and Criminal Justice HGA206


Core unit for Criminology major


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


Unit name Crime and Criminal Justice
Unit code HGA206
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Vicky Nagy

Teaching staff

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


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply key sociological and criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice.
  2. Critically evaluate the criminal justice system in terms of its structure and operation, its relationship with particular social groups, and the limits and possibilities of its various responses to crime.
  3. Develop your ability to justify your position on key debates in the study of crime and criminal justice, with reference to relevant sources.



Band Field of Education
1 090301

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

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



Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly lecture (1 hour lecture)
Weekly tutorial (1.5 hours)

Off Campus:
Weekly lecture (1 hour lecture)
Weekly tutorial (1.5 hours)


Task 1: Essay, 2000 words (30%)

Task 2: Research assignment, 1000 words and transcription (30%)

Task 3: Exam, 2 hours (40%)

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Textbook: White, R., Perrone, S., Howes, L. (2019). Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice, 3rd edition, Docklands: OUP.


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