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ACR302 - Criminology Research

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

ASL214, ASL310, ASL314

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ian Warren


ACR101, ACR102 and ACR202 plus any 4 credit points at level 2.



Incompatible with:

ASL214, ASL310, ASL314.

Contact hours:

Campus: 5-6 x 3 hour Seminar per Trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit examines issues concerning designing criminological research, including research ethics, methodology and data collection, theoretical approaches to research, reviewing existing literature, presenting research findings and the politics of criminological research. The unit explores research methods from a critical perspective, using a combination of evidence from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. On successful completion of this unit, students will have acquired the skills to conceptualise and operationalise a research topic, and design a research proposal to investigate a range of criminological issues. The unit is also the ‘capstone’ for students completing a Criminology major sequence or Bachelor degree.


Research and Writing Exercise, 30%, 1200 words

Group Assignment, 50%, 2000 words

Class/Online Exercises, 20%, 800 words

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