4 x 1-hour seminars per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ CRIM7300B - Honours Thesis in Law and Criminology (9/22.5 units)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CRIM7200, CRIM7200A, CRIM7200B has been successfully completed
Course context

This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.

Oral, Thesis
Topic description

With the guidance of a supervisor, students will devise a thesis proposal. The proposal details the aims and methods of their Honours thesis. The thesis may be a critical survey of existing knowledge or the exploration of a particular area that requires the student to conduct their own research. In both cases the study should make an original contribution to the subject of criminological or socio-legal inquiry. The completed thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to collect and evaluate information; to test and defend an argument or thesis; and to examine critically the major theories in the area of enquiry.

Educational aims

This topic aims to offer Honours students the possibility to develop a comprehensive discussion on current issues in criminology or socio-legal studies in an independent manner, making use of the knowledge and academic skills acquired during the degree programme.

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

  1. Identify, comprehend and analyse a criminological problem
  2. Define the criminological problem in an appropriately circumscribed way
  3. Read and reflect critically, contextually and independently upon criminological and spcio-legal literature
  4. Design and present a piece of criminological or socio-legal research