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ACR206 - Criminology in Action


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Mark Wood

ACR101, ACR102 and two level 1 credit points


Must be enrolled in A329, D380, D390, D335 or D329

Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 hour online seminar per week


This unit supports students to explore the broad field of opportunities available to apply criminological knowledge in the field, nationally and internationally. It introduces students to a range of pathways, careers and organisations relevant to their developing knowledge and skills in the criminal justice arena. The unit provides students with insight into the range of volunteering opportunities open to undergraduate students that can assist in securing strong employment opportunities following graduation. It also explores some key challenges encountered by criminologists ‘in action’, that is, graduates who go on to work in government or other policy positions, policing and corrections where putting theory into practice is often attended by a number of specific obstacles and challenges which the unit helps students both anticipate and manage. This unit prepares students to make a real impact on social justice and to embrace the exciting and dynamic opportunities open to Deakin criminology graduates.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Identify and evaluate a range of possible pathways to criminology related careers and articulate relevant skills and knowledge required to pursue identified traditional, related and open careers

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Identify and analyse key challenges presented to criminology graduates either seeking employment or engaged in employment in criminal justice institutions and articulate strategies that can be used to address these challenges.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Critique disciplinary and graduate knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to communicate these to prospective employers

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Report 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Online exercise 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Research and writing exercise 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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