2021 unit information
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
This unit introduces students to the various ways in which we think about and respond to crime and its control. It introduces some of the key frameworks for understanding and explaining crime and examines some of the main types of crime. Examples include crimes between persons, groups and organisations, and crimes at local, national and international levels. The unit also provides a foundation for future study in criminology subjects.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Conduct and record an independent audit of your own knowledge and understanding of crime and criminology in your portfolio and critically reflect on the knowledge, skills and abilities that you wish to develop throughout your criminological studies
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Evaluate existing knowledge and understanding of crime and criminology against key definitions, concepts and analytical approaches to crime
Analyse relevant concepts, principles and different approaches to understanding crime, including crime measurement, and apply and communicate this knowledge to a range of crime problems orally and in writing
GLO4: Critical thinking
Evaluate how popular perceptions of crime, including those concerning the causes and consequences of crime as often portrayed in the media, relate to research-based evidence on significant crime problems
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ACR101 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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