Examines the epistemological basis of criminology and legal process, presuppositions and claims to expertise of various agents within the criminal justice system. The application of scientific method to the study of the criminal justice system will be considered. Dependent on their potential dissertation topic, students will examine research designs used in criminology and related disciplines to study the criminal justice system. The development of a detailed research proposal constitutes a major part of assessment.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
.epistemological frameworks. .positivism. .ecientific method - research design and analysis. .critiques of scientific method. .alternative approaches such as discourse analysis .application of traditional and alternative forms of enquiry to criminology
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