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ACR202 - Criminology Theory

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

ASL209, ASL309

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Hiscock
Prerequisite:

ACR101 and ACR102 plus 2 credit points at any level.

Corequisite:

 Nil

Incompatible with:

ASL209, ASL309.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment

Content

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

Research and Writing Exercise (1000 words or equivalent – 25%)

Research Essay (2000 words – 50%)

Online Exercises (1000 words or equivalent – 25%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2338$2516

* 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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