ACR302 - Criminology Research


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

ASL214, ASL310, ASL314

EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

Students must complete units ACR101 and ACR102, plus any 4 credit points at level 2

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

ASL214, ASL310, ASL314

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

6 x 3-hour scheduled delivery per trimester comprising 1 x 1-hour class and 1 x 2-hour seminar

Scheduled learning activities - online

6 x 1-hour class (recordings provided) and 6 x 2-hour online seminar per trimester


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


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.

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