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Children and Crime (CRM302)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit explores the victimisation and subsequent offending behaviour of children. The unit will cover the different forms of victimisation experienced by children, as well as outline the socio-psychological ramifications of that victimisation. The unit then goes on to explore the ways in which victimisation may foster offending behaviour for children and explores ways of responding to child and juvenile offenders.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Describe the ways in which children are victimised and outline the short and long term impacts of that abuse.
2. Discuss the role of adverse childhood experiences in the development of offending behaviour later in life.
3. Critique the criminal justice response to childhood offending.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content as well as an opportunity to discuss relevant material.
Other Learning Experiences Online learning activity
Assessment A variety of assessments with test the students' understanding of the learning outcomes for this unit
Prerequisites Successful completion of CRM100 Introduction to Criminology. and CRM203 Criminal Behaviour.
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] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Legal Studies (BCrim) [New in 2018]
White Collar and Corporate Crime (BCrim)
Appears in these Minors Criminological Psychology
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Jaimie Zander
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2900
e: J.Zander@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.1.019 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Jaimie Zander
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2900
e: J.Zander@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.1.019 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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