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CRIM 1001 - Understanding Criminology

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
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 weekly quiz, Research Exercise, Hypothetical Report, Research Essay, Tutorial participation
Syllabus:

This course offers an introduction to the field of criminology by examining the nature of crime as well as exploring the key theories which seek to explain why people commit crime. While the first part of the course briefly introduces the concept of crime, its social construction and its various representations, the second component covers an array of theoretical 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, Subcultural Theories, Interactionism and Labelling, Social Control Theories, Cultural and Critical Perspectives, and Contemporary Classicism. 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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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25338 LE01 325 11 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
5 Oct - 19 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22601 SG15 25 1 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
22602 SG14 25 FULL 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 9am - 10am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 20 Oct Thursday 9am - 10am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
22604 SG12 25 FULL 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1062, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 19 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1062, Teaching Room
22605 SG11 25 3 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
3 Oct - 17 Oct Monday 2pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22606 SG10 25 9 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
3 Oct - 17 Oct Monday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22607 SG09 25 3 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
22608 SG08 25 1 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
22609 SG07 25 FULL 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 20 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
22610 SG06 27 FULL 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
22611 SG05 25 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
22612 SG04 27 1 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
22613 SG03 25 FULL 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Napier, 205, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Napier, 205, Teaching Room
22614 SG02 27 FULL 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 17 Oct Monday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room