Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Social Science School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

3 Contact hours

Incompatible

CRIM2070

Prerequisite

#2 from CRIM1000 or CRIM1019, plus #2 Level 2 or 3 CRIM

Assessment methods

Seminar participation, group presentation and report, peer assessment and final exam

Course coordinator

Dr Walter Forrest

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course provides an introduction to life-course criminology - the study of individual involvement in, and experiences of, crime over the lifespan. Throughout the semester, we¿ll be reading about and discussing a number of key topics in life-course criminology including how people become involved in crime, why some people seem to commit crime throughout their lives, and how and why others leave it behind. We¿ll also consider what it means to adopt a life-course perspective and how that perspective differs from other ways of thinking about individuals and crime. Finally, we'll consider some of the implications of taking a life course perspective for criminal justice policy.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile