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Crime Science

Title Crime Science
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
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Excluded Majors Crime Science
Excluded Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description Approaches in criminology tend to focus on long term sociological factors that contribute to crime rates such as poverty and social disadvantage. The new and rapidly developing area of crime science focuses, instead, on more immediate causes of burgeoning crime rates in which crime scientists are concerned with why, where, when, by whom, and how a particular offence was committed.
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CRM100 Introduction to Criminology - 3 points
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Part II - 9 credit points

CRM201 Policing and Crime Prevention - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points
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CRM301 Crime Science - 3 points
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