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CRI1121 Crime and Justice

Short Description: Crime and Justice
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
ASCED code : 099903 - Criminology
Grading basis : Graded

Other Requisites

All students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at:


Part one of this course introduces students to the key `what?', `where?', `who?' and `how?' questions associated with crime. Beginning with an examination of what constitutes crime, students will learn about the complimentary and competing definitions of crime, as well as the overarching importance for the study of crime. Different types of crime are then examined in connection with where crime typically occurs, who is deemed responsible for the majority of crimes committed, and how crime is both portrayed by the media and perceived by the general public. Part two builds on students' knowledge of these key questions, with further examination of the current responses to crime, within the Australian context. Responses to crime encompass formal mechanisms in the form of the criminal justice system, informal mechanisms via community-based responses, as well as the inherent challenges present in responding to and preventing crime.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022