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Crime, Society and Culture

Overview of the unit

Unit code: LAW30025
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to enable students to acquire comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the personal traits that incline people to commit crime and the reasons that there is a correlation between these traits and criminal behaviour. The unit also examines the link between gender and ethnicity and crime and develops an understanding of the theories regarding the link between poverty and crime.

Content

This unit explores the link between social and economic background and crime. Students will learn about the relationship between crime and gender, poverty and ethnicity, as well as Indigenous values, crime and incarceration and victims of crime and their backgrounds.