Contemporary Issues in Criminology is a seminar series involving teacher and student led seminars. Current issues will be presented and discussed and will depend on the topicality and  controversies of the day. Examples of topics may include: internet surveillance and counter terrorisim, security, sexual assault and harassment, sentencing and police powers. Students will be expected to undertake library based research, prepare questions and conduct group based presentations.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
LCR3001

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and problem solve contemporary criminological issues;  
  2. Interpret basic criminology statistics and other data;  
  3. Demonstrate ability to collaborate and work in teams;  
  4. Review and provide constructive feedback on projects;  
  5. Communicate and present resolutions to criminological issues to a professional standard.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Initial plan and overview of project (presentation and short paper) 10%
Presentation Group presentation on project topic (up to 25 mins) 25%
Project Group project and peer review (3,000 words) 45%
Report Briefing paper/In class writing exercise 20%

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