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CY3012 - Advanced Criminological Research Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

The key focus of this subject is on field research in collaboration with criminal justice and community agencies in North Queensland. The subject is practice based; student teams spend most of their time conducting field research and reporting major research findings to their collaborative agencies and to JCU staff and students. Because this subject requires that students implement the group research criminology project they designed in the prerequisite subject CY3011, students are expected to enrol in it in the year that they complete CY3011.

Learning Outcomes

  • to provide students with advanced theoretical, research and policy knowledge relating to the broad field of criminology;
  • to provide students with opportunities to debate the strengths and weaknesses of various criminal justice systems and other public policies relevant to crime, criminal justics and social justice;
  • to prepare students with research skills for conducting field work in the discipline of criminology;
  • to provide students with an opportunity to undertake research within their local community.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: CY3011
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SY3033

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Garry Coventry.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 26 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); presentation of group report (10%); group project written report (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Garry Coventry.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 26 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); presentation of group report (10%); group project written report (50%).

Note: 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 official information.