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Fundamentals of Criminology

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Unit Code: CRI10002

Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit provides students with an overview of the discipline of criminology through a presentation of both the major theoretical models as well as the application of these models to a variety of criminal justice settings. Students will learn the breadth of the field of criminology as well as the importance of theoretical models when developing research and programming within the criminal justice system.

Content

  • Theoretical perspectives in criminology (including biological, psychological, sociological)
  • Defining and measuring crime
  • Australian criminal justice system
  • Violent crimes
  • Property crimes
  • Crimes against the person
  • White-collar crimes
  • Organised crime

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