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CJM5060 - Supervised Reading in Criminal Justice and Criminology

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit involves focused, independent reading and the presentation of the findings in a scholarly manner, under the supervision of a member of the teaching staff of the department. On completion of the subject students should: demonstrate a thorough understanding of the criminal justice or criminology topic chosen for the subject; understand the nature and scope of scholarly writing on the topic; appreciate the theoretical, methodological and practical dimensions of the topic, be able to present orally and in writing critical thinking and analysis of the criminal justice/criminology topic.


Upon completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth and focused critical understanding of a topic in criminal justice or criminology
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth familiarity with the literature on a topic in criminal justice and criminology
  3. Demonstrate the ability to synthesise a broad range of literature on a topic
  4. Be familiar with the process of researching and writing a comprehensive literature review of a criminal justice or criminology topic
  5. Demonstrate the ability to understand and critically assess the various historical, theoretical and methodological issues and debates around a chosen criminal justice, criminology topic.


Oral presentation (2000 words): 25%
Written report (7,000 words): 75%

Contact hours

Two hour per fortnight meeting with supervisor