CRIMINOLOGY HONOURS THESIS

LCR4TH

2019

Credit points: 60

Subject outline



This subject constitutes the thesis component of the Legal Studies Honours Program, and will run over the duration of two semesters.Working under the supervision of a staff member, students are required to design, research and produce a 12,000-15,000 word thesis on an approved topic. Students must also attend the Honours seminar series which will be tailored to your topic areas and designed to support and further develop your research skills.There will be approximately ten seminars (dates and times to be arranged with the instance co-ordinator and depending on eventual enrolments), beginning in first semester and to be completed approximately by the end of August. Every student will be required to present a report on their research during theseminar series. The subject is available to students who are enrolled in the Criminology Honours program on either a full-time or part time basis.



SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into LHCR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingsrecommened readings will be on the LMS for the subjectRecommendedvariousvarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate highly developed writing and editing skills.

Activities:
Drafting and final production of thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

02. Design a research project, including the formulation of research questions and the selection of an appropriate methodology, in respect to a specific topic within Criminology

Activities:
Seminar participation, discussions with supervisor; recommended reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Provide a coherent and incisive account of the significance, nature and progress and/or outcomes of your thesis research

Activities:
Discussion with supervisor; seminar participation; thesis research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Locate and utilize primary and secondary resources of relevance to the thesis topic

Activities:
Bibliographic research; Seminar participation; Literature review;
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

05. Produce a sustained, well substantiated and theoretically informed analysis of the thesis topic

Activities:
Discussions with supervisor, drafting of thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation on thesis (equivalent 1,000 words)5 03
12,000-15,000 word thesis95 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation on thesis (equivalent 1,000 words)5 03
12,000-15,000 word thesis95 01, 02, 03, 04, 05