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CRI4000(A) - Criminal Justice Honours Thesis Part 1

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Colleen Lewis


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


Students will be assigned a supervisor and will be required to attend fortnightly supervisory meetings. Students will be required to engage in a significant piece of reading and research and write a dissertation of 16,000-18,000 words on a topic of their own choosing, under the supervision of a member of academic staff.


Upon completion of CJC4000 students will be able to:

  1. Review a specific body of research in the field of criminal justice and criminology and demonstrate a command of that literature.
  2. Identify and develop key research questions.
  3. Develop and implement an empirical research project in the field of criminal justice and criminology.
  4. Critically investigate a key issue in criminal justice and criminology.
  5. Critically write up research findings.
  6. Construct a critical argument that is sustained by empirical data.
  7. Construct a cumulative argument across an 15,000-18,000 word thesis.
  8. Undertake independent research with supervisory consultation.