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CY3011 - Advanced Criminological Research Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject builds on the research and teaching expertise of staff in criminology, the criminal justice system, and broader areas related to social justice, to provide students with advanced criminological research and policy knowledge, focusing on broader questions of process and policy in criminal and social justice. Such knowledge includes trends and issues in contemporary criminology, inherent or distinctively significant issues relating to crime, justice and society in a North Queensland context, and contentious policy debates. Students are expected to apply appropriate research methods to design a research project in one area of the criminal justice system, or in related social policy or program initiatives, which they undertake in CY3012 in the following study period. Research ethics approval may be required for these projects.

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 system 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of CY subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SY3033

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
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%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
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.