Crime and Australian Society
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature of crime, theories of crime (e.g. classical theory, strain theory and labelling perspectives), the purpose and aims of the criminal justice system, policing and law enforcement, victims of the criminal justice system, crime prevention and reduction as well as the relationship between human rights and the criminal justice system.
- Semester 2 - 2016
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the course material;
2. Exercise critical thinking in respect of the criminological materials covered;
3. Use analytical skills in respect of the materials and arguments presented;
4. Research primary and secondary legal data in the preparation of oral and written arguments;
5. Demonstrate high level written and oral communication skills.
This course includes but is not limited to the following topics:
- Introduction: Understanding Crime
- Origins of Criminology and Theories of Crime
- Aims of the Criminal Justice System
- The distribution of crime over populations, space and time.
- Crime and the Media
- Inequalities of Crime and Victimisation
- Crime in the Streets and Home
- Hate Crimes
- White Collar and Corporate Crime
- Cyber Crime and Bullying
- Gender and Crime
- Indigenous Peoples and Crime
- Crime Prevention and Reduction and the Future of Offender Rehabilitation
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B (or equivalents), LAWS4001, LAWS4011.
Presentation: Presentations - Individual
Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Written Assignment: Presentations - Class
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term