JST440 Criminological Practice (8)

The subject introduces students to the range of criminological thought and examines its translation (potential and realised) into practice.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of criminology through studying the application of social and behavioural sciences to crime problems in contemporary society
  • be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the history of criminology and its association with behavioural and social sciences
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the information and misinformation potential of crime statistics in western society with particular emphasis on application of such in Australian society e.g. insurance companies
  • be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the contribution of distinctive subdisciplines within criminology including forensic psychology and sociology
  • be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of at least one major example of criminology in action eg 1995.Family Group.Conferencing
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the alignment between criminology and 'traditional' science


This subject will cover the following topics:

Students will be introduced to the range of criminological writings on selected crimes - murder, sexual assault, strategies in domestic assault, motor vehicle theft.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.