BIG ISSUES IN CRIMINOLOGY

LST3BIG

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will employ cutting edge thinking in relation to key criminological concepts, debates and challenges. It will demonstrate how the focus, function and practice of criminology continues to be debated inflight of such thinking, and how this results in diverse and often innovative responses to address crime and related social problems. A variety of topics and case studies will be used to illustrate this. These will include: decolonising criminology, discretionary police powers and Indigenous people, the incarceration of trans inmates, and criminological approaches to offshore detention.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorErica Millar

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials, readings, discussion and activities, audio-visuals, policy report, group presentation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of second level of Crime Justice and Legal Studies subjects or Criminology subjects, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Career-focusedNo

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply theoretical frameworks to examine key and emerging issues in contemporary criminological inquiry
02. Critically reflect on the discipline of criminology and the role of criminologists in addressing key crime-related issues in the society
03. Identify the links between the discipline of criminology and other related disciplines, and explain underlying theoretical assumptions of various approaches
04. Articulate challenges in addressing and researching crime and justice topics, including practical, political and ethical hurdles

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorErica Millar

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflective piece (1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Policy paper (1800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group presentation (1000 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorErica Millar

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflective piece (1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Policy paper (1800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group presentation (1000 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5