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CRIM1001: Introduction to Crime and Criminology

This unit considers key ideas and concepts in criminology, including definitions of crime, criminological theories of crime causation, and the consequences of crime. The unit also examines research methods used in criminology and crime research, including the ethics of conducting criminological research.

Code CRIM1001
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of core ideas and concepts in criminology.
  • LO2. Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the historical and political origin of criminology perspectives.
  • LO3. Demonstrate an understanding of crime research methodologies, including the ethics of conducting criminological research.
  • LO4. Identify and distinguish between major criminological theories including theories of crime causation and the sociology of deviance.
  • LO5. Communicate an understanding of key criminological ideas, concepts, theories and their application, as well, as research methods using oral, written and digital formats via assessments tasks, seminar discussion and tutorial participation.