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CRIM12008 Crime and Control
Crime and Control
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General Information


Systems of social control can possess a different character depending on whether you are a proponent of regulation or the subject of it. In this unit you will explore the ideas of conformity and delinquency through the lens of regulatory and systems theories in order to understand the impact of the criminal justice system on non-conforming members of society. Regulatory standards change over time and you will consider the history of moral and social regulation and achieve an appreciation of the influence of changing social mores on the criminal justice system, on outsiders and on marginalised communities. These mechanisms of control, both formal and informal, involve an intersection of criminal justice with other disciplines and agencies such as mental health or public planning. In contrast you will also examine the role of other regulatory systems, such as human rights and civil liberties, in protecting individuals from authoritarian control. During this unit you will debate a gamut of different issues including regulation of sexuality, drug use (illicit and legal drugs), control of youth cultures, hate crime, causing offense and supporting terrorism.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 15 May 2023
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation


Students found the Unit content engaging and interesting


The contemporary criminological topics will be reviewed and updated where necessary to maintain the cutting edge and engaging content of the Unit.

Feedback from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation


The link between assessments and learning outcomes should be clearer.


These links will be explicitly highlighted during each assessment workshop session by linking to public surveys, campaigns, and reports.

Feedback from Student feedback Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation


Students enjoyed the guest lectures throughout the Unit and found them beneficial for their learning


A range of guest lectures from industry experts including criminologists, psychologists, practitioners and activists will be included in the Unit in order to present a diverse array of voices and perspectives.

Feedback from Unit data


Some students did not engage with the unit


The College's best practice guidance will be employed to contact non engaging students early on in the term (week 2 or 3) in order to discuss any barriers to engagement.

Feedback from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation and student feedback


Students were very satisfied with the flipped learning model used throughout the unit, and found the inclusivity, the groupwork and other activities fostered a strong sense of community within the unit


The flipped learning model will continue to be used along with strategies to encourage student participation in class or via Moodle in order to create positive student networks within the Unit and to encourage an inclusive learning environment.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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