This is an advanced unit for Criminology Honours, and for Criminology Professional Honours
This unit provides the foundations for a critical understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical approaches in criminology and criminal justice. The unit offers an overview of major cutting-edge perspectives in criminology, with particular focus on critical criminology, feminist criminology, queer criminology, southern criminology, green criminology, forensic criminology and historical criminology. As part of this, the unit discusses contemporary developments in the field, for example, innovative justice, and new ways of understanding and responding to the links between criminal and social justice. The unit draws upon applied case examples in exploring the theory-research-policy nexus.
|Unit name||Criminological Theory and Practice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Professor Robert (Rob) White|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- understand the main theories and debates in criminology about the nature and causes of crime and desistance from crime at a level appropriate for honours level study
- critically reflect and articulate your own position on major policy debates about the criminal justice system in australia and internationally, and appreciate the nature of evidence, and how and why it is used in these debates
- evaluate and apply criminological ideas and perspectives in studying substantive topics and contemporary issues in the field
- possess a well developed working knowledge of the language and key terms commonly employed by academics and practitioners in the field, and have the capacity to use this language in a respectful and professional manner in relation to different institutional contexts
- skilfully communicate your ideas in written and verbal form, with the ability to structure and express your ideas in different formats for both academic and professional audiences
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (30%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (10%)|Abstract (40%)|Assignment (20%)|
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