Contemporary Issues in Criminology

Unit code: LCR3001 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Queen
Online Real Time
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Overview

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 terrorism, 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse and problem solve contemporary criminological issues;
  2. Interpret and critique basic criminology statistics and other data;
  3. Demonstrate ability to collaborate, work in teams and provide peer feedback on projects;
  4. Evaluate and question the role of policy as a response to contemporary criminological issues
  5. Communicate and present resolutions to criminological issues to a professional standard.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 10%
Contemporary Issue Snapshot
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 20%
Critical Review of Carol Bacchi’s WPR policy analysis (1,000 words)
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 30%
Group presentation and peer review
Assessment type: Project
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Grade: 40%
Briefing paper for the Minister a) Group briefing paper (35%) (2,500 words) b) Individual recommendation (5%) (400 words)

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