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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Prof.Jude McCulloch


Previously coded CRI2050


This unit is focused on international crime and justice. This unit draws on scholarship in criminology, and international relations to engage students in current critical debates concerning the increasing integration of national and international systems of law enforcement and criminal justice. A range of critical and analytic approaches to contemporary global crime and justice issues will be introduced and students will undertake problem based learning focused on key unit objectives.


By the successful completion of this unit, students will have acquired the following skills:

  1. A grounded working knowledge of the major criminological and political approaches to international issues in crime and justice.
  2. An informed theoretical critique of issues related to international crime and criminal justice operate and impacts in Australia and beyond its borders.
  3. An interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of international crime and justice including the size and nature of the crime global crime problem and international enforcement measures.
  4. Library based research skills and a working knowledge of the major data-bases used in criminology.
  5. The ability to think critical and analytically, and to be able to articulate those thought processes in a high standard of written and oral expression.
  6. A focus upon the production of scholarly research as the end point of a process of reading, discussion, drafting and debate.
  7. The ability to work both independently as scholars, give and receive critical feedback and to participate actively in group research activities. Third-year students will be expected to demonstrate greater capacity for independent research and will be required to answer a class test of a more conceptually challenging nature.


Research Project: 2,500 words (50%)
Tutorial Participation (10%)
2 Hour Exam (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Prof. Jude McCulloch

Contact hours

One 2 hour seminar each week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Human rights theory
International studies