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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Jude McCulloch


This unit requires students to engage in a significant piece of reading and research and write a dissertation of 18,000 words on a topic of their choosing in consultation with their assigned supervisor who is a member of academic staff.


Upon completion of this subject 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.

  1. Identify and develop key research questions.

  1. Develop and implement an empirical research project in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

  1. Critically investigate a key issue in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

  1. Critically write up research findings.

  1. Construct a critical argument that is sustained by empirical data.

  1. Construct a cumulative argument across an 18,000 word research project.

  1. Undertake independent research with supervisory consultation.


Written work 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Prof Jude McCulloch

Contact hours

regular supervisory meetings


High credit average in 48 points at 4th level taken as part of the Master of Criminal Justice program