FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN LEGAL STUDIES AND CRIMINOLOGY

LST4FCL

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

How might we define Legal Studies and Criminology as particular areas of academic scholarship and practice? What are their concerns, their uses, and their limits? How do these reflect their origins and development? How do Legal Studies and Criminology fit within the broader terrain of Western intellectual thought? Is there only one way of doing Legal Studies or criminology, or many? These are some of the questions which underpin this subject, and which will be explored through the consideration of concepts and issues that have emerged as central points of contention within Legal Studies and Criminology.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in one of LHLS-Bachelor of Legal Studies Honours, AHA-Bachelor of Arts Honours, or AHSS-Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours degree.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply a sophisticated interdisciplinary approach to analysing fundamental concepts in Legal Studies and Criminology

Activities:
Seminar readings and discussions, reaction papers, research paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

02. Demonstrate a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the nature, development and significance of fundamental concepts in Legal Studies and criminology

Activities:
Seminar readings and discussions, reaction papers, research paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Demonstrate excellent organizational skills in relation to the conduct of reseach

Activities:
Research updates, Research paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Demonstrate exemplary writing and editing skills by producing high quality discussions of relevant concepts

Activities:
Reaction papers, research paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word Research Proposal20 03, 04
One 5,000-word research paper50 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 500-word reaction papers30 01, 02, 04