CRIM13002 - Contemporary Criminology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit extends your knowledge of criminology to contemporary domestic and international issues relevant to professional practice, focussing on discussion of the most cutting edge innovations in the field. You will be exposed to a range of contemporary issues in crime and its impact on private individuals and corporate entities, government, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies and the criminal justice system. You will apply theoretical and practical approaches in considering issues such as violence in the home, mass shootings, racially motivated and hate violence, international criminal organisations, public corruption, war crimes and other issues that are current at the time of unit delivery.

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. Literature Review or Systematic Review 20%
2. Group Work 40%
3. Poster Sessions 40%

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. Discuss theoretical and practical approaches to criminology in regulatory responses to emerging and pervasive criminal activity
  2. Critique domestic and international approaches to managing criminal activity
  3. Research and analyse contemporary issues in criminology
  4. Develop collaborative research skills and present research issues as part of a professional peer group.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Literature Review or Systematic Review
2 - Group Work
3 - Poster Sessions
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Literature Review or Systematic Review
2 - Group Work
3 - Poster Sessions