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LAWS410 Criminology

The theory of criminology; the concepts of crime and the criminal; the nature and extent of crime; the causes of crime; race, gender and class issues in crime.

Paper title Criminology
Paper code LAWS410
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (12 November 2018 - 14 December 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $646.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,856.00

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LAWS 201 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
LAWS 310
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff
Dr Mary Foley
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Describe some of the social processes whereby images of crime are constructed and presented in the mass media
  • Describe different methods of quantitative measurement of crime
  • Explain and critique a number of criminological perspectives
  • Contrast several different definitions and concepts of crime indicating the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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1st Non standard period (12 November 2018 - 14 December 2018)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 46
Tuesday 10:00-11:50 46
Wednesday 10:00-11:50 46
Thursday 10:00-11:50 46
Thursday 14:00-15:50 47-50
Friday 10:00-11:50 46-50