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ASL209 - Criminology

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Enrolment modes:(G, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:N Asquith
Incompatible with: ASL309
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit introduces the major theories of criminology which have informed research, legislative and law enforcement debates in Western jurisdictions since the nineteenth 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

On campus:

Research Essay 2500 words 60%, Tutorial Participation and Online Exercises 40%

 

Off campus:

Research Essay 2500 words 60%, Online Exercises 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$733$2192$2359

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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