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ATS3398

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Chris Caras

Notes

Previously coded BHS3340

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.

Objectives

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

Written work 60%
Class tests 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Kerry O'Brien

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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

Criminology
Behavioural studies

Prerequisites

ATS1261 and ATS1262, or permission

Prohibitions

ATS2398