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ATS2473

Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Coordinator(s)

Kristen Davis (TBC)

Offered

Gippsland

  • Second semester 2016 (Online)

Synopsis

This unit demystifies the process of offender profiling by examining the theoretical bases underlying approaches to profiling, listing the functions of profiling outlining and contrasting methods used, and evaluating the validity of these. The long history of profiling will be explored, and the sensationalism of popular media depictions of profilers and profiling methods will be investigated.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. describe the history of offender profiling
  2. use theoretical perspectives as an explanatory structure to outline approaches to profiling
  3. describe methods of profiling
  4. understand the requirement that approaches to profiling be scientifically evaluated
  5. examine the different functions of profiling
  6. prepare a profile according to specific criteria based on information provided
  7. appreciate the limits of profiling.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

ATS1283 and ATS1284 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ATS3473, CRJ2003, CRJ3003