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APG5740

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Gippsland
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2013 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc. Prof. David Baker; Dr Alistair Harkness

Notes

Previously coded CJM5050B

Synopsis

This unit requires students to engage in a significant piece of reading and research and write a dissertation of 18,000 words on a topic of their choosing in consultation with their assigned supervisor who is a member of academic staff.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this subject 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
  2. Identify and develop key research questions
  3. Develop and implement an empirical research project in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  4. Critically investigate a key issue in Criminal Justice and Criminology
  5. Critically write up research findings
  6. Construct a critical argument that is sustained by empirical data
  7. Construct a cumulative argument across an 18,000 word research project
  8. Undertake independent research with supervisory consultation.

Assessment

18,000 word dissertation: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

High credit average in 48 points at 4th level taken as part of the Master of Criminal Justice program