Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Assoc. Prof. David Baker; Dr Alistair Harkness


Previously coded CJM5000


This unit requires students to complete a 9,000 word research project on a topic of their choosing in consultation with their assigned supervisor who is a member of academic staff.


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. Critically investigate a key issue in Criminal Justice and Criminology.
  4. Critically write up research findings.
  5. Construct a critical argument.
  6. Construct a cumulative argument across an 9,000 word research project.


9,000 word research project: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Regular supervisory meetings