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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Dr. Vicky Nagy
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Apply key sociological and criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice.
- 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.
- 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|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HGA306 AND LAW615 AND HGA263 AND LAW638
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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