ACR202 - Criminology Theory

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

ASL209, ASL309

EFTSL value: 0.125

ACR101 and ACR102 plus 2 credit points at any level



Incompatible with:

ASL209, ASL309


This unit introduces the major theories of criminology which have informed research, legislative and law enforcement debates in Western jurisdictions since the eighteenth century. It examines the role of theory and critical research questions which attempt to explain why crime has occurred, and the structure and functions of the various aspects of the criminal justice system and its agents. A combination of theoretical and applied examples is provided in order to illustrate the importance of, and contradictions between, various theoretical approaches informing our understanding of crime in contemporary society.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Research and Writing Exercise (1000 words) - 25%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay (2000 words) - 50%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Online Exercises (1000 words) - 25%

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