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Criminology and Sociology Internship (CRIM90006)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCRIM90006
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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 student research consultancy rather than work experience. It provides students with the opportunity to employ formal research skills such as reviewing literature, collecting and analysing data and writing reports or portfolios. It also enables students to appreciate the relationship between criminological or sociological theory and practice, explore the criminological and sociological significance of social categories (such as gender or ethnicity), enhance skills of listening, observation, and cooperation and form relevant professional contacts.

If primary research is carried out during the internship, ethics approval is the responsibility of the host organisation.

PLEASE NOTE: this subject is no longer available to students for new enrolments. Students intending to take this subject should instead enrol in CRIM90030 Criminology & Sociology Internship (Part 1) followed by CRIM90031 Criminology & Sociology Internship (Part 2).

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • have an advanced understanding of the relevant knowledge base in the specialist area of the placement agency;
  • have the ability to evaluate and synthesize the research and professional literature in this specialist area;
  • have a developed understanding of skills needed to negotiate a research project or portfolio work in a professional context;
  • have a developing appreciation of how to operate professionally in the workplace (eg. improve one's employability and communication skills).

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should:

  • have an advanced understanding of the relevant knowledge base in the specialist area;
  • have the ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the specialist area;
  • have well-developed problem-solving skills in the specialist area;
  • have significant capacity to articulate knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations;
  • have a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in contemporary society.

Last updated: 29 April 2017