CRIM 3001 - Contemporary Issues in Criminology
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code CRIM 3001 Course Contemporary Issues in Criminology Coordinating Unit Gender Studies and Social Analysis Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 12 units of Criminology Major courses Incompatible GSSA 2112 Course Description This course explores a range of contemporary issues in the field of criminology. Students will examine various topics, which include both emerging theoretical, as well as practical, debates surrounding the study of crime and deviance, policing, punishment, and social inequality.
Note that the specific subject matter covered in this course will change from year-to-year to reflect timely issues facing the discipline.
Course Coordinator: Dr Tyson Whitten
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Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
Critically assess the actuarial turn in crime policy and the role played by governmentality and risk in late modernity.
Comprehend the interconnections of theories and practices relating to punishment, victims and justice.
Analyse the social-political dynamics surrounding the social construction of deviance and the attention paid to crimes committed by the powerful.
Evaluate the limitations of criminology as a disciplinary project.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3,4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,3,4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,3 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3,4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Learning Activities Summary
Crime in Late Modernity
Governmentality and Risk
The Actuarial Turn
Punishment and Penology
Victims and Victimology
Transgression and Shades of Deviance
Crime and Social Inequality
The Crimes of the Powerful
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Assessment SummaryThere are 3 pieces of assessment in CRIM 3001:
Essay 2000 words (30%)
Modified arrangements have been made to assessments and the details provided here reflect recent updates.
1. Essay - now 40%. Possible change to total word count.
2. Presentation - replaced by mid-semester online quiz - still 20%
3. Exam - replaced by recorded presentation - now 40%
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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