Handbook

Criminology

Year and Campus: 2014
Overview:

Criminology draws knowledge and perspectives from a range of disciplines such as law, sociology, psychology, psychiatry and history. Initially, criminology had a strong practical focus: its role was to advise governments on issues such as policing, the management of prisons, sentencing and offender treatment. Concern with policy and practice remains, but criminologists now work in a much wider range of fields including crime prevention, corporate and white-collar crime, business regulation, drug policy and consumer and environmental protection. Criminology doesn’t take crime and criminal law for granted. As an academic discipline it continually questions why different societies define and respond to crime in different ways, and why approaches to punishment and other forms of social control have varied so much from era to era. Increasingly criminologists also study the ways cultures depict crime: whether in newspapers, television and other mass media or in films, novels and art.

Learning Outcomes:

see course objectives

Structure & Available Subjects:

Criminology is available as both a 100 point major and a 75 point minor area of study.

Major
Level 1 (25 points)

  • CRIM10001 From Graffiti to Terrorism or SOLS10001 Law In Society

and

Level 2 (37.5 points)

  • 37.5 points from the level 2 subjects listed below, including the compulsory subject MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills.

Level 3 (37.5 points)

  • 37.5 points from the level 3 subjects listed below, including the capstone subject MULT30018 Applied Research Methods.

Total 100 points

Minor
Level 1 (25 points)

  • CRIM10001 From Graffiti to Terrorism or SOLS10001 Law In Society

and

Level 2/3

  • 50 points of Criminology subjects (4 subjects) including MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills (compulsory at level 2).

The capstone subject is not available in the minor or as breadth studies outside the BA.

Total 75 points

Subject Options:

Criminology: Level 1 Subjects

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50

Criminology: Level 2 Compulsory Subject

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Criminology: Level 2 Elective Subjects

Criminology: Level 3 Compulsory Capstone Subject

The capstone subject is compulsory for student completing a Criminology major. The capstone is not compulsory for students completing a minor.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Criminology: Level 3 Elective Subjects

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Links to further information: http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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