Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Entry to the Master of Criminology (100-point program), Postgraduate Diploma or 4th year Honours in Criminology. Entry to the Master of Criminology (100-point program), Postgraduate Diploma or 4th year Honours in Criminology.|
|Corequisites:||This subject is a compulsory component of the 100-point Master of Criminology course.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Criminology at Undergraduate level|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||none|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Steve James
Assoc. Prof. Steve James
Criminology draws its frameworks for inquiry and understanding from a wide-range of intellectual traditions and contemporary conceptualisations. This subject provides accounts of contemporary developments in the construction and application of theory in criminal justice and related settings. It is axiomatic that practice in criminal justice ought to be founded on strong theoretical grounds, but this often is not the case. Drawing upon a range of enduring and emerging formulations, the subject explains and tests the relationships between theory and practice in criminal justice. Topics to be covered are drawn from a list which includes restorative justice, offender rehabilitation and desistance, developmental crime prevention, surveillance and control, community and intersectoral policing developments, risk prediction and offender classification, and anti-social behaviour orders.
|Assessment:||Written work totalling 5000 words, comprising a 1500 word essay (30%) due mid-semester and a 3500 word research essay (70%) due during the examination period.|
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A Subject Reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Criminology (CWT) |
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