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CRM Internships (WIL) (CRM310)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement
Description In this unit, students can find their own internship placement throughout the year and then seek approval for enrolment from the unit coordinator. On occasion the Law School promotes internship opportunities. Internships must be unpaid and run for a maximum of 130 office hours. Work pattern and work tasks are negotiated between the intern and employer and approved by the unit coordinator. Students will acquire practical skills, and skills in communication, problem solving and teamwork
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Assess the adequacy of aspects of law, legal processes and/or the criminal justice system in a real life context;
2. Demonstrate skills involving judgement and decision making;
3. Demonstrate workplace skills including written communication and interpersonal skills;
4. Critically reflect on your work and your internship experience.4.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences There are a number of principal ways in which students should learn from the internship experience:
1. Undertaking work as instructed by the appointed supervisor;
2. Follow/shadow the supervisor to oversee and reflect upon their work and practises;
3. At the directions of the supervisor undertake practical, hands-on criminology and criminal justice related tasks;
4. Discussion at follow-up meetings with your supervisor;
5. Evaluating and reflecting on your experience.
The level of practical, hands-on integration of the student is negotiated and agreed to by the student, the unit coordinator and the appointed in-house supervisor prior to the internship commencing.
There is no pay involved in the internship & students commence & complete the programme for university credit points & the real-life learning experience.
There are no essential textbooks for this unit.
The students can consult with the course coordinator if you need any guidance regarding background reading for your area of practice.
The students will be provided with a Unit Guide; Contracts of internship; and Supplementary documents where needed.
Other Learning Experiences * On average the internship runs for approximately 130 hrs (app 16 days) and there are 20 hours dedicated to self-study & the other activities noted in the bullet point above;
* The internship can carry across an entire Murdoch University study schedule or be completed as a short intensive programme - this will be determined in consultation with the criminal justice service provider and the unit coordinator
Assessment Assessment includes student reflective pieces and a presentation and an employer's report.
Prerequisites LEG120 Legal Research or CRM120 Criminological Legal Research; CRM100 Introduction to Criminology; CRM201 Policing & Crime Prevention; CRM203 Criminal Behaviour. Enrolment in this unit requires a minimum of 2.5 GPA and approval by the Academic Chair.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this 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] (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.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Mark Briskey
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2979
e: Mark.Briskey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.013 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: H-Placement
MURDOCH: TS21-Placement
MURDOCH: Y-Placement
MURDOCH: YU5-Placement
Mr Mark Briskey
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2979
e: Mark.Briskey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.013 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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