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CRI1111 Criminology

Units : 1
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


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 offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023