CRIM 4001 - Honours Criminology Theory
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code CRIM 4001 Course Honours Criminology Theory Coordinating Unit Gender Studies and Social Analysis Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) with a 24 unit Major in Criminology or Bachelor of Criminology at a Distinction average or equivalent as determined by Honours Coordinator/Department Committee Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours Program Course Description This course aims to provide an advanced understanding of criminological theory and its applications in criminal justice contexts by studying the major theoretical perspectives that have shaped the study of crime and deviance. Throughout the course students explore theories in relation to a wide range of illicit activity, such as transnational crime, policing and security, organised crime, cybercrime, terrorism, ?corrections and corruption.
Course Coordinator: Dr Tyson Whitten
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. understand theory and practice in the study of crime and deviance;
2. critically evaluate contemporary debates around the key concepts;
3. demonstrate high level critical analysis and thinking skills;
4. apply high quality written and verbal communications skills; and
5. explore the contribution that criminology theories can make to wider debates in the twenty-first century.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 5
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
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Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
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Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
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3, 4, 5
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
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.WORKLOAD – STRUCTURED LEARNING
1 x 2 hour lectures (includes small group work and seminar discussion 20
TOTAL = 20
WORKLOAD – SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
13 hours reading per week 130 hours per semester
8.1 hours research per week 81 hours per semester
8.1 hours assignment preparation per week 81 hours per semester
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Assessment SummaryCritical essay (50%)
Weekly quizzes (10%)
Thesis Proposal (40%)
Assessment DetailCritical Essay - Students will be required to write a 3,500 word essay addressing one of several questions about key theoretical debates
Quizzes - Students will undertake regular quizzes based around set readings
Thesis proposal - Students will be required to write a 4,000 word thesis proposal which clearly describes the research project and robustly justifies the research project and the methods chosen to conduct it.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported on Official Transcript Fail A mark between 1-49 F Third Class A mark between 50-59 3 Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A First Class A mark between 80-100 1 Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN
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