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JST442 Criminology (8)


This subject introduces major approaches to crime and criminal justice and examines the major philosophical, methodological and political issues that cross the boundaries of those disciplines that contribute to the field of criminology, and relates theories of crime to crime policies.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed JST205 Criminology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* be able to demonstrate understanding of the main data sources of criminology - crime statistics, victim surveys and self-report studies - and the methodological, theoretical and political issues that these raise
* be able to demonstrate understanding of the way some of the main theories of crime and criminal justice have been applied to policy analysis
* be able to analyse the way practices beyond the criminal justice complex form part of the social control and crime control process
* be able to analyse the unintended consequences of crime prevention strategies


The subject will cover the following topics:
The official picture of crime. . Victims, crime and criminal justice. . Criminal offenders. . Neo-conservatism and crime. . Liberal and social democratic criminologies. . Feminist criminologies. . Left-realist criminologies. . Communitarianism and crime. . Community crime prevention. . Violence and social policy. . White collar crime.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.