Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Children and Crime (CRM302)
|Organisational Unit||Law and Criminology|
|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
|Appears in these Minors||Criminological Psychology
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|