Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - 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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCriminology
OfferedNot offered in 2014


This is an international study program that requires an application to be enrolled - see the Arts Prato page for further information http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/prato/
Previously coded CRI2070


This intensively delivered unit is part of our Criminology in Prato programme.

This unit introduces students to the comparative study of criminology. Comparative criminology involves the study of crime and social control across different cultural contexts. This unit studies the production of criminological knowledge across cultures as well as its meaning and measurement. It examines a range of cross national data sets and measures of crime and social control. The focus will include comparison of European approaches to crime and social control with other regions of the world.


Upon completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
The key elements of comparative criminology;
Advantages and limitations of measuring crime and social control across cultures;
The impact of culture on the production of criminological knowledge;
The need for comparative approaches to crime and justice across major regions of the world.


Research Assignment (4500 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)


Workload requirements

Four half-day (4 hour) seminars

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


First year sequence in Criminology