School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Criminology
  • Unit Code

    CRI1103
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr James Patrick MCCUE

Description

This unit will introduce students to the study of criminology, the theories of criminology and the explanations of crime. It will provide students with an overview of society and will explore the link between society and crime. Major criminological theories will be applied to the understanding of crime in the modern world.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded JUS1105

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply criminological theories to a range of crime types.
  2. Critique the relationship between ethnicity and crime.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theories and issues relating to society and crime.
  4. Demonstrate sound written and oral communication skills.
  5. Explain the major theories of criminology indepth.
  6. Outline social and political processes and their relation to crime and deviance.
  7. Outline the nature and extent of a range of crime types.
  8. Review and analyse the problems associated with research in criminology and justice.
  9. Use relevant research in criminology justice to explain crime.

Unit Content

  1. Crime prevention.
  2. Crimes of violence.
  3. Definitions of society, crime, deviance and criminology.
  4. Ethnicity and crime.
  5. Property crime.
  6. The examination of the extent and locations of crime.
  7. The process of socialisation and social control, conformity and deviance.
  8. Theories of crime including biological, psychological and sociological explanations.
  9. Victims and crime.
  10. White collar crime.

Teaching and Learning Processes

This unit is conducted in both the on-campus and off-campus modes.

On-campus students attend a two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial each week. Lectures are used to introduce students to the fundamental theories, concepts and research relevant to understand the nature and extent of crime in society and the sociological explanations of offending behaviour. On-campus tutorials provide students with the opportunity to discuss critical aspects of the content in greater detail and in doing so, further develop their communication skills. Assessment methods provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their content knowledge, critical thinking and develop their written and oral communication skills.

Off-campus students are provided with an electronic version of the internal lecture and weekly tutorials. All information is delivered to off-campus students via Blackboard. Lectures are used to introduce students to the fundamental theories, concepts and research relevant to understand the nature and extent of crime in society and the sociological explanations of offending behaviour. Regular online activities delivered via the online modules and the discussion board provide students with the opportunity to discuss critical aspects of the content in greater detail. Online tutorials using Adobe Connect Pro are used to engage students in the unit and provide them the opportunity to develop their communication skills through interaction with their peers. Assessment methods provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their content knowledge, critical thinking and develop their written and oral communication skills. Regular online access is required.

As this is a foundation unit in Criminology and Justice, both on-campus and off-campus students are introduced to the basic generic academic skills required for tertiary study, through a series of interactive and engaging self-paced on-line modules. These on-line modules assist students in the preparation of their assessments as well as the development of sound study habits and skills.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayEssay125%
EssayEssay 235%
ExaminationFinal examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayEssay 125%
EssayEssay 235%
ExaminationFinal examination40%

Core Reading(s)

  • White, T., Haines, F., & Asquith, N. (2012). Crime and criminology. (5th ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • White, R., & Perrone, S. (2015). Crime, criminality and criminal justice. (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Criminology
  • Unit Code

    CRI1103
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr James Patrick MCCUE

Description

This unit will introduce students to the study of criminology, the theories of criminology and the explanations of crime. It will provide students with an overview of society and will explore the link between society and crime. Major criminological theories will be applied to the understanding of crime in the modern world.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded JUS1105

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply criminological theories to a range of crime types.
  2. Critique the relationship between ethnicity and crime.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theories and issues relating to society and crime.
  4. Demonstrate sound written and oral communication skills.
  5. Explain the major theories of criminology indepth.
  6. Outline social and political processes and their relation to crime and deviance.
  7. Outline the nature and extent of a range of crime types.
  8. Review and analyse the problems associated with research in criminology and justice.
  9. Use relevant research in criminology justice to explain crime.

Unit Content

  1. Crime prevention.
  2. Crimes of violence.
  3. Definitions of society, crime, deviance and criminology.
  4. Ethnicity and crime.
  5. Property crime.
  6. The examination of the extent and locations of crime.
  7. The process of socialisation and social control, conformity and deviance.
  8. Theories of crime including biological, psychological and sociological explanations.
  9. Victims and crime.
  10. White collar crime.

Teaching and Learning Processes

This unit is conducted in both the on-campus and off-campus modes.

On-campus students attend a two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial each week. Lectures are used to introduce students to the fundamental theories, concepts and research relevant to understand the nature and extent of crime in society and the sociological explanations of offending behaviour. On-campus tutorials provide students with the opportunity to discuss critical aspects of the content in greater detail and in doing so, further develop their communication skills. Assessment methods provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their content knowledge, critical thinking and develop their written and oral communication skills.

Off-campus students are provided with an electronic version of the internal lecture and weekly tutorials. All information is delivered to off-campus students via Blackboard. Lectures are used to introduce students to the fundamental theories, concepts and research relevant to understand the nature and extent of crime in society and the sociological explanations of offending behaviour. Regular online activities delivered via the online modules and the discussion board provide students with the opportunity to discuss critical aspects of the content in greater detail. Online tutorials using Adobe Connect Pro are used to engage students in the unit and provide them the opportunity to develop their communication skills through interaction with their peers. Assessment methods provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their content knowledge, critical thinking and develop their written and oral communication skills. Regular online access is required.

As this is a foundation unit in Criminology and Justice, both on-campus and off-campus students are introduced to the basic generic academic skills required for tertiary study, through a series of interactive and engaging self-paced on-line modules. These on-line modules assist students in the preparation of their assessments as well as the development of sound study habits and skills.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayEssay125%
EssayEssay 235%
ExaminationFinal examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayEssay 125%
EssayEssay 235%
ExaminationFinal examination40%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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