CRIM13001 - Criminal Behaviour Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will explore the root causes of criminal behaviour, its impact and responses to such behaviour. Your frame of reference will be that of the offender. You will profile offenders and engage in crime scene analysis of murders, serial killings and sexual offences. You will consider theories that help understand such behaviour and approaches to dealing with offenders including assessment, treatment, predictive techniques, risk assessment and case management. This unit will integrate criminological theories of crime with psychological theories of aberrant behaviour, enabling cross disciplinary analysis of criminal behaviour.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:

CRIM11001 Foundations of Criminology and Criminal Justice

CRIM11002 Criminal Justice Procedure and Analysis

CRIM12001 Digital Criminology

CRIM12002 Case Management Practice

CRIM12003 Criminology Theory

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2020

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critique, analyse and reflect on the root cause of criminal behaviour, its impact and societal responses to such behaviour
  2. Develop a frame of reference to profile serious criminal offenders
  3. Apply techniques of crime scene analysis to criminal activity
  4. Apply contemporary approaches to dealing with offenders including assessment, treatment, predictive techniques, risk assessment and case management.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
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