CRIM13003 - Criminology Research Capstone

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This research capstone unit enables you to apply the theories, content knowledge and skills you have learned to researching a problem of concern to a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. You will develop a practical research project that will be conducted during a single term and be responsible for each of the methodological stages including developing a research question, obtaining ethics clearance where necessary, planning, project management, conduct of research, delivery and dissemination. You will keep a portfolio of key documents and reflect on skills and capabilities necessary for professional research practice in the field of criminology.

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

Enrolment in CL55 Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology).

CRIM11001 Foundations of Criminology and Criminal Justice

CRIM11002 Criminal Justice Procedure and Analysis

CRIM12001 Digital Criminology

CRIM12002 Case Management Practice

CRIM12003 Criminology Theory

CRIM13002 Contemporary Criminology

Generally this unit should be undertaken towards the end of the course.

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

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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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 30%
2. Report 70%

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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse a complex criminology problem by developing and implementing appropriate research methodologies
  2. Design a research proposal
  3. Consolidate information pertaining to the research topic through a critical review of leading authorities, a literature analysis and the management of this information in a research data platform
  4. Work responsibly on a criminology research project and account for your own learning practices
  5. Engage in peer review and feedback processes within a discipline research community.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Literature Review or Systematic Review
2 - Report
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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 - Report