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ACR101 - Introducing Crime and Criminology

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

ASL113

Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Emma Ryan
Trimester 3: Andrew Groves
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

 Nil

Corequisite:

 Nil

Incompatible with:

ASL113

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

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

ULO1

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

GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Evaluate existing knowledge and understanding of crime and criminology against key definitions, concepts and analytical approaches to crime

 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

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

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

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

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

 

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

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Online Exercise 400 words
or equivalent
10% Week 3
Assessment 2 - Quiz 400 words
or equivalent
10% Week 6
Assessment 3 - Research and Writing Exercise 1600 words
or equivelant
40% Week 8
Assessment 4 - Research and Writing Exercise 1600 words or equivalent 40% 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.

Learning Resource

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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