CRIMINOLOGY SKILLS

LCR1CSS

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully study and achieve in their  course, and that will be required as a Criminology practitioner and further developed  during the course.  Students will  learn legal research skills relevant to the practice of Criminology and, applying appropriate theoretical approaches, will  be guided and supported through applied learning activities to examine and apply effective techniques of time management, the capacity to work effectively as part of a team, and to practice critical thinking and reflection. The subject will have a strong emphasis on the development of appropriate oral and written communication skills,including grammar, referencing, essay and report-writing, presentation and conflict resolution skills.  In-class activities and assessment tasks will be directed to building and assessing these skills in a Criminology context, using practical examples and current issues in the discipline.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into: LBCR /LBCRB - Bachelor of Criminology LZCPY;LZCPYB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW1DR

Equivalent subjects LAW1DR

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA variety of readings on specific topics will be made available through the subject LMSRecommendedvariousvarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop and apply time management strategies

Activities:
Seminar exercises and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Work effectively as a member of a team

Activities:
Seminar exercises, team presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and structure of different writing genres, such as essays, reports and literature reviews

Activities:
Seminar exercises and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

04. Employ effective oral communication practices in informal and formal class contexts

Activities:
Participation in seminars and in-class presentation exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

05. Prepare written academic assessments to an appropriate standard

Activities:
Written assessment activities and in-class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Analyse arguments and provide critical responses

Activities:
Written assessment activities and in-class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

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 blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment (Skills exercises) - 1500 word equivalentThese will consist of a series of (4) quizzes available through the LMS for students to complete during the first half of the semester. These will be designed to provide formative feedback in relation to both academic skills development e.g. grammar, referencing, and content skills, e.g. legal research techniques.40 01, 03, 04, 05
Team Presentation 500 word equivalent (individual)20 01, 02, 04, 06
Essay (2000 words)Topic will relate to a current issue in criminology practice (suitable for first-year level, where students will be required to demonstrate their research and writing skills.)40 03, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment (Skills exercises) - 1500 word equivalentThese will consist of a series of (4) quizzes available through the LMS for students to complete during the first half of the semester. These will be designed to provide formative feedback in relation to both academic skills development e.g. grammar, referencing, and content skills, e.g. legal research techniques.40 01, 03, 04, 05
Team Presentation 500 word equivalent (individual)20 01, 02, 04, 06
Essay (2000 words)Topic will relate to a current issue in criminology practice (suitable for first-year level, where students will be required to demonstrate their research and writing skills.)40 03, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

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 blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment (Skills exercises) - 1500 word equivalentThese will consist of a series of (4) quizzes available through the LMS for students to complete during the first half of the semester. These will be designed to provide formative feedback in relation to both academic skills development e.g. grammar, referencing, and content skills, e.g. legal research techniques.40 01, 03, 04, 05
Team Presentation 500 word equivalent (individual)20 01, 02, 04, 06
Essay (2000 words)Topic will relate to a current issue in criminology practice (suitable for first-year level, where students will be required to demonstrate their research and writing skills.)40 03, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment (Skills exercises) - 1500 word equivalentThese will consist of a series of (4) quizzes available through the LMS for students to complete during the first half of the semester. These will be designed to provide formative feedback in relation to both academic skills development e.g. grammar, referencing, and content skills, e.g. legal research techniques.40 01, 03, 04, 05
Team Presentation 500 word equivalent (individual)20 01, 02, 04, 06
Essay (2000 words)Topic will relate to a current issue in criminology practice (suitable for first-year level, where students will be required to demonstrate their research and writing skills.)40 03, 05, 06