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Unit of Study LAW00514 - Criminology (2015)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 examine the cultural determinants of social reality
2 recognise and appraise the major historical and contemporary criminological theories and philosophies
3 demonstrate a working knowledge of the application of these theories to the various elements that constitute the Australian criminal justice system
4 critically examine the criminal justice system from the viewpoint of one or more of the groups affected or involved in it
5 recognise the broad legal, social, and political implications of aspects of the criminal justice system
6 demonstrate developed research and writing skills in criminological analysis.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. examine the cultural determinants of social reality
    • GA7:
  2. recognise and appraise the major historical and contemporary criminological theories and philosophies
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate a working knowledge of the application of these theories to the various elements that constitute the Australian criminal justice system
    • GA4:
  4. critically examine the criminal justice system from the viewpoint of one or more of the groups affected or involved in it
    • GA1:
  5. recognise the broad legal, social, and political implications of aspects of the criminal justice system
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate developed research and writing skills in criminological analysis.
    • GA1:

Prescribed learning resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.