units

ATS3398

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitBehavioural Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to biological, psychological and social models of criminal behaviour and explores the application of these approaches to understanding the diversity of criminal behaviours. The critical evaluation and application of these theories to various categories of crime and behaviour will provide students with the opportunity to explore and analyse individual and social influences on criminal behaviours.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. a broad understanding of the biological, psychological and social models of criminal behaviour
  2. the ability to discriminate between evidence, interpretation, opinion and fact in evaluating these theories and concepts
  3. an ability to communicate, orally and in a written form, their understanding of these theories and concepts.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

TBA

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS2398