|Short Description:||Crime and Justice|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||099903 - Criminology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
All students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at: https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware
Part one of this course introduces students to the key `what?', `where?', `who?' and `how?' questions associated with crime. Beginning with an examination of what constitutes crime, students will learn about the complimentary and competing definitions of crime, as well as the overarching importance for the study of crime. Different types of crime are then examined in connection with where crime typically occurs, who is deemed responsible for the majority of crimes committed, and how crime is both portrayed by the media and perceived by the general public. Part two builds on students' knowledge of these key questions, with further examination of the current responses to crime, within the Australian context. Responses to crime encompass formal mechanisms in the form of the criminal justice system, informal mechanisms via community-based responses, as well as the inherent challenges present in responding to and preventing crime.