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Crime through the Ages (BRD205)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit considers interdisciplinary and historical influences on our understanding of crime and how this has impacted our criminal justice system. Students learn that explanations of crime are dependent on many factors, including some entirely independent of crime. It's an interpersonal, social, political, economic and philosophical issue. Crime and history are the underlay through which students learn the interaction of different perspectives and begin to understand those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Compare and contrast different disciplinary perspectives on the issue of crime
2. Describe the multidisciplinary approach to the problem of crime
3. Evaluate the contribution of different disciplines to our understanding of crime
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 1 hour per week, commencing from week 2
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences Formal teaching time for this unit is divided between a weekly lecture and tutorial session. The lecture is designed as a knowledge framework that shows students how differing perspectives have contributed to our understanding of a topic over time. This framework is then explored in more depth and specificity in the tutorials and weekly readings associated with each topic
Other Learning Experiences Online Activity - includes lecture and independent learning. (1 hour per week)
Assessment Student's knowledge will be tested using a variety of assessment techniques.
Prerequisites Nil.
Notes This is a University-Wide Breadth Unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Crime Science (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminal Behaviour (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BSc)
Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Criminology [Combined] (BCrim)+(LLB) [New in 2018]
Legal Studies (BCrim) [New in 2018]
White Collar and Corporate Crime (BCrim)
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.


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