units

ATS2398

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 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
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Vicki Hutton

Notes

Previously coded BHS2340

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

Written work 60%
Class tests 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Francesca Collins

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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

Criminology
Behavioural studies

Prohibitions

ATS3398