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    What is Criminology? The concepts of crime and the criminal; the nature of crime; the causes of crime; media and crime; race, gender and class issues in crime.

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    Paper title Criminology
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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.
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    To be confirmed when paper is next offered.

    Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes
    • Understand the discipline of criminology
    • Critically examine the concept of crime and why crime is defined as it is
    • Contrast several different definitions and concepts of crime indicating the strengths and weaknesses of each
    • Describe the processes whereby images of crime are constructed and presented in the mass media
    • Explain and critique a number of criminological perspectives
    • Understand the concept of white collar crime by applying traditional theories of crime causation to it and assess whether this class of crime is treated differently


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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