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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.
|Teaching period||Summer School (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|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.
- More information link
- For more information view the Faculty of Law's website
- 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, Information literacy, Research,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- 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