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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Anna Eriksson


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.

  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 15,000-18,000 word thesis.

  1. Undertake independent research with supervisory consultation.


Dissertation (15,000 to 18,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Francesca Collins