Faculty of Arts

Monash University

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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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCriminology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jude McCulloch


The unit is focused on international crime and justice. It draws on scholarship in criminology and other relevant disciplines, engaging students in current critical debates on how crime and criminal justice responses to it operate in a national and international context. The unit employs an eclectic mix of theoretical perspectives to understand the extent and nature of international crime and the mechanisms used to control it.


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
  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.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

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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Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two gateway units in Criminology.