Course Title: Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6124 Advanced Diploma of Justice

Course Title: Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST5712

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Irene Pagliarella, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email: irene.pagliarella@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to apply crime prevention principles and strategies across a range of justice environments. You will be required to research and evaluate criminology theory and body of knowledge for appropriate application to practice across a range of justice contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of, or demonstrated equivalence to, the following units of competency:

VU20861 Apply criminal law within justice environments
VU20862 Work with family violence contexts within justice environments
VU20863 Work with culturally diverse clients within justice environments
VU20864 Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments
VU20865 Apply management and leadership within justice environments

And ONE of the following electives:

LGACOM406A Investigate alleged breaches of legislation and prepare documentation
CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20854 Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments

Elements:

  1. Research and review historical and current approaches to criminology

1.1

Key vocabulary and theoretical framework of criminology are researched, critically analysed and discussed

1.2

Theories of criminality, including patterns and social correlates of major forms of criminal behaviour, are researched, critically analysed and debated

1.3

Theories of victimology are researched, critically analysed and debated

1.4

Links between criminology and policy making are outlined and evaluated

2. Analyse crime in Victoria

2.1

Nature, extent and patterns of crime internationally, in Australia and in Victoria are researched, compared and evaluated

2.2

Validity of crime statistics in reporting of crime are critically evaluated

2.3

Role of criminal profiling and its relevance to criminal investigation is analysed

2.4

Offender rehabilitation programs are investigated and evaluated

3. Research and review crime prevention strategies for application to practice

3.1

Application of victimology theory to crime prevention strategies is critically analysed and debated

3.2

Application of key criminological theories to crime prevention strategies is critically analysed and debated

3.3

Crime prevention strategies relevant to own practice are formulated and applied in consultation with relevant people and according to organisational and legislative requirements

3.4

Application of strategies is reviewed to inform future practice


Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Research and critically analyse criminological theoretical framework and its application across a range of approaches to crime prevention
• Formulate and implement crime prevention strategies relevant to own justice environment
• Provide evidence of knowledge of criminology theoretical framework and its historical and contemporary application to crime prevention
• Provide evidence of knowledge of relevant international, Federal, State and local government legislative and statutory requirements and provisions


Overview of Assessment

Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including role plays, observations, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, reports, simulated scenarios, and audio-visual presentations.

 

Assessment

Assessment Type

Word limit or equivalent

Assessment One

Weekly micro-exams

 x 6

Assessment Two

Major Assessment; 3 components:

Statistics Assessment (10%)

Essay (25%)

Victimology Poster (10%)

2500 words

Assessment Three

Group Presentation

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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