Not currently offered

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 the seminar 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/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into LHCRI


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate highly developed writing and editing skills.
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
03. Provide a coherent and incisive account of the significance, nature and progress and/or outcomes of your thesis research
04. Locate and utilise primary and secondary resources of relevance to the thesis topic
05. Produce a sustained, well substantiated and theoretically informed analysis of the thesis topic

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