CY2001 - Perspectives on Criminology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Arts, Society & Education
Criminology is the field of social science specifically concerned with criminalisation
and the causes of crime, crime prevention and systems of social control and criminal
justice administered by the state and directed towards the treatment, rehabilitation
and punishment of criminals. It has a strong practical concern with the key components
of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement agencies, the courts and
correctional systems. It is also concerned with issues of public policy and political
decision-making regarding crime and crime control. Criminology also explores relevant
ethical and political issues, the representation of crime and deviance within the
media and popular culture, and society's reaction to crime. This subject offers an
introduction to criminology from international and Australian perspectives.
- formulate independent critical ideas and arguments;
- identify key figures, schools and central themes in the criminology and the sociology
- demonstrate a critical social science understanding of the social construction of
- distinguish between selected social science theories as they are applied to the analysis
of crime and critically assess their strengths and weaknesses;
- apply the above skills to the analysis of specific case studies.
|To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points
(four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
|CY3001 SY2003 SY3001 SY3003 SY3013
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Mark Chong.
- 26 hours - Electronic communication via LearnJCU and email
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||essay (30%); other assessment (20%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest