Major Thesis - Criminology

Subject CRIM90001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Arts (Criminology) research-only program.
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: -
Non Allowed Subjects: none
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Steve James


Assoc. Prof. Steve James

Subject Overview:

Major Thesis Criminology

  • understand the process of research, including compliance with any ethical requirement of the university concerning research.
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of the criminological literature relevant to their research.
  • be able to integrate theory and method in a logical manner.
Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words, on an approved topic. The thesis will be weighted at 100% of the overall mark.
Prescribed Texts: none
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop advanced understanding of theories of crime, deviance and social control.
  • acquire specialised skills in research including ability to summarise and critically assess and develop sophisticated theory and to collect and analyse large amounts of quantitative and/or qualitative data.
  • independently plan and execute a major original research project, and the ability to present sophisticated and complex arguments and ideas in systematic and coherent ways.
  • emerge with an advanced understanding of relevant cultural, policy and political issues.
  • confidence in their capacity to undertake PhD and other advanced research.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Criminology (Thesis)

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