JST522 Selected Issues in Criminological Practice Reading Subject (16)

This subject will involve in-depth reading and seminars in one of a variety of criminology topics/areas.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students enrolled in, or who have completed JST513 Dissertation, JST523 Dissertation, or JST514 Selected Issues in Criminological practice Reading Subject.

Assumed Knowledge
JST517 and (JST5%% or JST4%%)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate familiarity with the literature in the chosen field of study
  • be able to demonstrate a scholarly appreciation of specific topics and issues relating to that field
  • be able to demonstrate higher level analytical and research skills


This subject will cover the following topics:

Topics vary, depending on chosen field. Fields and topics in which supervision is currently available include: private prisons, psychological explanations of criminal behaviour, sex offender therapy, domestic violence, sane automatism, crime fiction, police and media, psychological disorders in the puerperium and criminal behaviour, investigative interviewing, criminal investigation, firearms control, victims rights, alcoholism in emergency service, family disruption and crime, step-families and domestic violence, police ethics, offender profiling, eyewitness testimony, fear of crime, prostitution, sexual assault, welfare crime, history of crime, prison history, Aborigines, death and justice.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.