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Culture, Diversity and Crime (CRM307)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit explores issues related to Indigenous Australians and CALD groups in the criminal justice system. It includes consideration of the trends and patterns of offending and victimisation of Aboriginal Australians, people from CALD backgrounds. It also examines the experiences of these people in the criminal justice system and how the system responds to their victimisation and offending.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Outline various laws pertaining to minority issues
2. Critically analyse how various laws may affect cultural minorities differently to mainstream Australians
3. Discuss the issues surrounding cultural minorities and their interactions with the Criminal Justice System. including issues relating to ethnic and cultural minority crime perpetration and victimisation.
4. Discuss new methods of crime control and crime prevention used for cultural minorities.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures two 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.
Assessment An assignment, an online quiz and an exam.
Prerequisites CRM100 Introduction to Criminology
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)
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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Ms Anna Notley
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e: A.Notley@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Ms Anna Notley
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e: A.Notley@murdoch.edu.au
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