Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
2 x 1-hour lectures weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CRIM1001, CRIM1003 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Tests and Assessments.
Topic description

This topic provides a basic grounding in the causes, forms and impacts of crime.

In this topic students will explore:

  • The phenomenon of crime, its extent and location
  • Individual and social explanations for criminal behaviour
  • Various types of crime
  • The portrayal of crime in the Australian media
Educational aims

This topic aims to provide a basic grounding in the causes, forms and impacts of crime as well as an introduction to the writing and research skills in the area.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe a range of criminological theories about the nature and causes of crime
  2. Apply a range of criminological theories about the nature and causes of crime
  3. Critique popular accounts of crime in light of the criminological theory
  4. Use university research databases and library resources
  5. Read and analyse criminological texts
  6. Communicate the above descriptions, applications and critiques effectively in written form, and apply the appropriate conventions of academic writing

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.