The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

LAWS5034

Units

10 units

Level

5000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature of crime, theories of crime, the purpose and aims of the criminal justice system, policing and law enforcement, victims of the criminal justice system, and the relationship between human rights and the criminal justice system. Through the medium of a student conference, students will develop and practice skills in legal and interdisciplinary research and writing, presentation and critique.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of the criminal law and associated theory;

2. Demonstrate an informed ability to critically analyse and evaluate criminal law, theory and policy;

3. Demonstrate the ability to prepare, formulate and execute a research project on a relevant topic informed by scholarly literature;

4. Demonstrate an advanced command of professional and scholarly writing in the context of criminal law;

5. Demonstrate the ability to undertake doctrinal and interdisciplinary research;

6. Demonstrate high level communication skills.


Content

This course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

1. Introduction: Understanding Crime and Interdisciplinary Research

2. Classic and Contemporary Theories of Crime and Governance

3. Aims of the Criminal Justice System

4. The Distribution of Crime in Populations

5. Crime and the Media

6. Inequalities of Crime and Victimisation

7. Crimes of Violence

8. Eco-crime

9. White Collar and Corporate Crime

10. Crime Prevention and Reduction

11. Surveillance  

 


Requisite

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.


Assumed knowledge

LAWS5034Crime and Australian SocietyThis course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature of crime, theories of crime, the purpose and aims of the criminal justice system, policing and law enforcement, victims of the criminal justice system, and the relationship between human rights and the criminal justice system. Through the medium of a student conference, students will develop and practice skills in legal and interdisciplinary research and writing, presentation and critique.FBUSLFaculty of Business and Law341Newcastle Law School105000This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B (or equivalents), LAWS4001, LAWS4011.This course includes but is not limited to the following topics:1. Introduction: Understanding Crime and Interdisciplinary Research2. Classic and Contemporary Theories of Crime and Governance3. Aims of the Criminal Justice System4. The Distribution of Crime in Populations5. Crime and the Media6. Inequalities of Crime and Victimisation7. Crimes of Violence8. Eco-crime9. White Collar and Corporate Crime10. Crime Prevention and Reduction11. Surveillance    NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of the criminal law and associated theory;2Demonstrate an informed ability to critically analyse and evaluate criminal law, theory and policy;3Demonstrate the ability to prepare, formulate and execute a research project on a relevant topic informed by scholarly literature;4Demonstrate an advanced command of professional and scholarly writing in the context of criminal law;5Demonstrate the ability to undertake doctrinal and interdisciplinary research;6Demonstrate high level communication skills. 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.Written Assignment: Conference AbstractWritten Assignment: Research paper OR Poster Presentation


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Conference Abstract

Written Assignment: Research paper OR Poster Presentation