BIG ISSUES IN CRIMINOLOGY

LST3BIG

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject highlights key concepts, debates and challenges in criminology and encourages the application of these to current issues. You will build your knowledge around emerging issues in the discipline, and immerse yourself in the work of criminologists in the real world. The course aims to encourage critical engagement with current issues of criminological concern, and bring coherence to the discipline of criminology through reflecting on fundamental principles, concepts and skills relevant to students' future career paths.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSanja Milivojevic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of second level LST or CRI, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWhat is Criminology?PrescribedBosworth Mary and Hoyle CarolynOxford University Press
ReadingsPublic Criminology?PrescribedLoader Ian and Sparks RichardRoutledge
ReadingsDoing Criminological ResearchRecommendedDavies Pamela Francis Peter and Jupp VictorSage

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply theoretical frameworks to examine key and emerging issues in contemporary criminological inquiry

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, readings, discussion and activities, audio-visuals, policy report, group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Critically reflect on the discipline of criminology and the role of criminologists in addressing key crime-related issues in the society

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, readings, discussion and activities, policy report, group presentation, self-reflection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Identify the links between the discipline of criminology and other related disciplines, and explain underlying theoretical assumptions of various approaches

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, readings, discussion and activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Produce an original, well-researched and theorised policy report pertinent to one key issue identified in the subject

Activities:
Policy report, discussion and activities, readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Articulate challenges in addressing and researching crime and justice topics, including practical, political and ethical hurdles

Activities:
Discussion and activities, policy report, group presentation, self-reflection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSanja Milivojevic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Self-reflection piece (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 05
Policy paper (2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group presentation (an equivalent of 1,000 words)25 01, 02, 05