12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
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.
Upon completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Review a specific body of research in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology and demonstrate a command of that literature
- Identify and develop key research questions
- Develop and implement an empirical research project in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Critically investigate a key issue in Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Critically write up research findings.6. Construct a critical argument that is sustained by empirical data
- Construct a cumulative argument across an 18,000 word research project
- Undertake independent research with supervisory consultation.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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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