CRIME AND SOCIO-LEGAL RESEARCH

LST3SLR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students become familiar with the basic principles and tools used to plan and carry out research focused on Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies and Politics. Objectives include: Learning what makes socio-legal, criminological and political research distinctive; how to write research proposals; how to create a literature review; how to critique scholarly work; how to create and develop an original argument; and how to select suitable research methods to test it (including a selection of qualitative and quantitative research methods typically used in socio-legal, criminological and political inquiry). Examples used in class cover Australia and other regions in the world, including the U.S. and Latin America.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesDiscussion with students in the one-hour tutorials about their research questions and/or research topics. Assessment via research proposal, critical essays and research plan. In-class discussion about socio-legal, criminological, and political research designs, and critiquing research designs carried out in published and unpublished works. Assessment via research proposal and research plan. Practical discussions about a selection of quantitative and qualitative methods, plus tutorials with supervised exercises to learn the foundations of the methods. Assessment via review essays and research plan. Detailed lecture on how to develop an original literature review, and special sessions on how to find, compile and analyze relevant literature. Assessment via review essays and research plan.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of level 2 LST, LCR or LAW subjects and 30 credit points of Humanities and Social Sciences or Law subjects or subject coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLST2RML OR LST2SLR OR LST3RML

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. Formulate original research questions, define research topics, identify basic and create an original research question
02. Identify and critique the distinctive features of socio-legal, criminological, and political research
03. Understand different research methods, assess their relative merit, and identify the most suitable for their research plan
04. Critique sophisticated scholarly work and write a comprehensive literature review

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-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word research proposal Research proposal about topic, research questions and hypotheses/argument

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

One 1000-word review essay Critiquing a research paper and completing a literature review exercise

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 2,000-word research plan The Research plan includes a summary of theory, literature review and research strategy

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word research proposal Research proposal about topic, research questions and hypotheses/argument

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

One 1000-word review essay Critiquing a research paper and completing a literature review exercise

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 2,000-word research plan The Research plan includes a summary of theory, literature review and research strategy

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word research proposal Research proposal about topic, research questions and hypotheses/argument

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

One 1000-word review essay Critiquing a research paper and completing a literature review exercise

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 2,000-word research plan The Research plan includes a summary of theory, literature review and research strategy

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word research proposal Research proposal about topic, research questions and hypotheses/argument

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

One 1000-word review essay Critiquing a research paper and completing a literature review exercise

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4

One 2,000-word research plan The Research plan includes a summary of theory, literature review and research strategy

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4