Criminology Research Project

Unit code: LCR7901 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
LCR6002 - Research Methods for Criminology
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


The research project is the capstone unit of the criminology degree. Students will work in small teams to undertake the research project. The teams will implement that planned project by collecting, analysing and interpreting the data and writing a final report on the findings. The project will be conducted as per VU ethics requirements.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Work collaboratively and reflectively to conduct a complex community research project including collection and analysis of research data within ethical and practical constraints;
  2. Synthesise literature, data and experience in the interpreting research findings;
  3. Exemplify a scholarly approach to develop a concise, clearly structured research report.
  4. Evaluate team and individual performance.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Literature Review
Grade: 15%
A review of key literature and project plan 1500 words
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 15%
In class presentation with peer feedback on progress (15 mins)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 50%
Research report (8,000 words)
Assessment type: Review
Grade: 20%
Peer assessment and reflection – Individual evaluation of the team, its members and individual performance (1,000 words)

Required reading


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