|Semester 1, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
Examiner: Suzanne Reich
Enrolment is not permitted in CRI1111 if LAW3471 has been previously completed.
This course is a core or elective course for students enrolled in the Associate Degree of Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as Law and Arts programs. It introduces students to concepts related to crime and criminology and allows them to deepen their understanding of these areas. The course is designed to enhance students’ critical thinking skills and to apply these skills to contemporary problems.
The course introduces students to the study of crime and criminology with a primary focus on the main theories that inform the discipline of criminology. It considers definitions of crime and examines some theoretical explanations for criminal behaviour. The course further analyses a number of criminological theories, their development over time, and their application to contemporary examples. Also incorporated into the course is an outline of different types of crime and how they are defined, including an examination of how they are measured and understood.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Describe how crime is defined and measured.
- Understand, explain and critique a number of criminological theories.
- Describe the historical contexts of some of the major theories that have influenced criminological thought.
- Explain the main features associated with different crime types.
- Apply criminological theory to explain crime problems.
- Develop and apply problem solving, communication, time management and organisational skills.
|3.||Understanding crime types.||40.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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