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CRI1111 Criminology

Units : 1
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
Version produced : 30 September 2023


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 acquire an academic understanding of these areas. This foundational course is designed to develop students’ knowledge and comprehension of crime and criminology and apply their learning 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 also covers a number of key theories in criminology, their development over time, and their application to contemporary examples. Also incorporated into the course is an exploration 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, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023