CRIMINOLOGY UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: READINGS, RESEARCH AND POLICY

LCR4CSR

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline



This subject engages with critical and cutting-edge issues in criminal justice and introduces students to key contemporary thinkers and researchers in the field in Australia and overseas.  By focusing in depth on a specific topic of current criminological interest, students will further hone their research, analysis and communication skills, enhancing their capacity to contribute to the development of criminal justice policy. Students will broaden and deepen their understanding of the relationship between criminology research, policy and practice. Students will be required to undertake research, prepare, present and lead a seminar discussion on an aspect of the topic that is being studied.



SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points30

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 LHCRI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a critical understanding of a specific topic of contemporary relevance in criminal justice practice and research.

Activities:
Seminars, readings, library research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Conduct original research, selecting and employing appropriate research tools and methods

Activities:
Seminars, library research, subject readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically evaluate and analyse key debates and issues and communicate that analysis clearly and effectively in oral and written form

Activities:
Seminars, assessment asks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of criminal justice theory and practice.

Activities:
Seminars, subject readings, library research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Participation in class discussionsStudents will be advised in the Subject Learning Guide how participation will be assessed.10 01, 03
Class presentation (1500 word equivalent)30 01, 03, 04
Major research essay (6000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04