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CRIM 1001 - Understanding Criminology

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: GSSA 1010
Assessment: Online test 20%, Essay 40%, Take home exam 40%
Syllabus:

This course offers an introduction to the field of criminology by examining the nature of crime as well as exploring the main social theories that seek to explain why people commit crime. While the first part of the course briefly introduces the concept of crime, its social construction and various representations, the second component covers an array of broadly sociological arguments concerning possible explanations as to why crimes are committed, and how certain ‘deviant’ acts become problematised. Topics covered in this latter section include criminological arguments drawing on Classicism, Biological and Psychological Positivism, Sociological Positivism, The Chicago School and Subcultural Theories, Interactionism and Labelling, Social Control Theories, Radical and Critical Perspectives, Realist Approaches, Contemporary Classicism and Feminism. Ultimately the question is posed whether the insights offered into the varied motivations to commit crime are practically useful in its prevention or reduction.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12938 LE01 500 29 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 4pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
29 Apr - 27 May Monday 2pm - 4pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12940 SG16 32 FULL 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
12941 SG15 29 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 27 May Monday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
12942 SG14 31 12 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 12pm - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
3 May - 31 May Friday 12pm - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
12943 SG13 31 FULL 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
12944 SG12 25 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 11am - 12pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
2 May - 30 May Thursday 11am - 12pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
12945 SG11 29 FULL 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 9am - 10am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 9am - 10am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
12946 SG10 29 FULL 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 10am - 11am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 10am - 11am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
12947 SG09 30 FULL 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
1 May - 29 May Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
12948 SG08 29 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 27 May Monday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
12949 SG07 29 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 9am - 10am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
2 May - 30 May Thursday 9am - 10am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
12950 SG06 32 1 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 28 May Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
12951 SG05 30 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
2 May - 30 May Thursday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
12952 SG04 31 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
2 May - 30 May Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
12953 SG03 29 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 27 May Monday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
12954 SG02 30 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 27 May Monday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
12955 SG01 29 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 27 May Monday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
19107 SG19 30 27 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
19108 SG18 30 26 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room