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  • Crime and CultureCRIM30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Cinema and television have become immensely popular and influential cultural forms. This subject investigates the relationship between crime and culture by focusing on representations of crime and justice in film and television. The subject considers these representations in the context of recent...

  • From Graffiti to TerrorismCRIM10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the motivations underpinning particular types of criminal behaviour. It begins with an overview of various definitions and ways of measuring crime and then looks at the causes of specific offences ranging through graffiti, to animal cruelty, to armed robbery, to illicit drug...

  • Crime, Culture & the MediaCRIM90020


    Crime is an issue of great social, individual and cultural concern. This subject investigates some of the ways in which crime is represented, talked about, and interpreted in popular culture and the media. The subject focuses on two issues: first, the skills and techniques required to interpret r...

  • Criminology & Sociology Internship Pt 1CRIM90030

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to provide students with hands-on professional writing and research experience in the context of the everyday operations of a social/criminal justice or community-based agency. The internship takes place over two semesters and constitutes a structured and supervised stude...

  • Post-conflict JusticeCRIM90034


    Genocide, mass harm and state crime demand a response. And yet, what can and does justice look like in the wake of state crime? What legal and non-legal processes should be put in place, at both the global and the local levels? This subject examines the rationale, operation and impact of legal, p...

  • Drugs and JusticeCRIM40003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to a range of historical and contemporary issues surrounding the measurement of drug use and the popular and scientific construction of the health, crime and social consequences of drug use. The subject is concerned with the relationships between various construct...

  • Young People, Crime and JusticeCRIM30011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject charts the experiences that young people have as subjects and resistors of social control, victims of crime and young offenders. These experiences are contextualised by an appreciation of youth crime and justice as products of historical, theoretical and political junctures which hav...

  • Criminology Thesis Part 2CRIM40009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to CRIM40008 Criminology Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Criminology Thesis Part 1CRIM40008

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves a supervised thesis of 15,000 words, embodying the results of the student's own research.

  • Judging CrimeCRIM90009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is about the ways in which the criminal justice system responds to crime. It examines the principles that judges and magistrates must consider when sentencing offenders and the role of judicial discretion in the sentencing process. The subject includes an examination of some of the m...

  • Taming Business? Crime, Law and PoliticsCRIM90004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The activities of businesses are central to every aspect of our lives from the food we eat, to our financial security and our health. But, businesses from the small local shop to large international corporations also can cause death and injury both within and outside of work, significant financia...

  • Terror, Law and WarCRIM90015

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject considers and compares the response to terrorism around the world. Of particular interest will be legal responses, instigations of war, and the implementation of practices of rendition, arbitrary detention and torture. These practices have been argued to contravene due process and th...

  • Advanced Practice in Forensic DisabilityCRIM90013


    This subject examines the theoretical and practical mechanisms underlying the assessment and treatment of disabled offender populations. As such it will provide students with an understanding of, and experience in, the major skills and techniques used in the assessment of forensic disability clie...

  • Adv. Practice in Sex Offender ManagementCRIM90023

    Offered:April, NovemberYear:2019

    This subject is designed to provide advanced practice skills in case management and supervision of sexual offenders in a correctional or justice setting. The subject will comprise two modules on: Case management of sexual offenders: Effective Intervention Practices (2 days)Good Lives Model: Theo...

  • VictimsCRIM90035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the field of victimology. Victims have long had an ambiguous role in law. Liberal legal systems operate on the principle that crimes are committed against the state. However, victims are often required to narrate their victimisation to assist in the adjudicatio...

  • Violence, Trauma and ReconciliationCRIM90017


    Mass violence inflicted by states and groups have a prolonged effect on communities and nations. This subject considers the forms of trauma people experience as a response to these forms of violence and explores how this trauma propels calls for apologies, truth commissions, retribution and tortu...

  • Order, Disorder, Crime, DevianceCRIM20004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject analyses the nature of social order and how need for order brings an inevitable consequence that deviance and non-conformity will result. Classical and contemporary sociological and criminological theories are explored that help explain the nature of social order and crime and devian...

  • Managing Justice: Agencies and the StateCRIM30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the intersections between social justice and criminal justice in the state's management of individuals and groups it considers to be at risk of harming, or being harmed, by others. Its core interests are to explore the relationship between different agencies and the state in...

  • Qualitative Research MethodsCRIM40002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject forms an advanced overview of theories, methods and ethical issues in qualitative research. The subject will focus on the techniques of field studies, intensive interviewing, and case studies. Students will carry out small scale qualitative research exercises and will present them or...

  • Criminology Thesis Part 1CRIM90028

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students undertaking the criminology masters minor thesis option should demonstrate a clear understanding of a specific field of study at an advanced level. They should demonstrate clear thinking and an ability to integrate theory and method in a logical manner. Students must be able to work in a...