School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Introduction to CriminologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101559.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400681- Crime and Criminology

About this Unit
From 2013 this unit replaced by 102039 - Crime, Deviance and Society. This unit introduces major approaches within criminology offering explanations of the causes of crime, with consideration of the impact of such other fields as sociology and ethnography. Its scope ranges from classicism and positivism to the rise of social perspectives in the twentieth century including the Chicago school, strain theory, labelling, Marxism and left realism, feminism, governmentality, risk theory and critical criminology. Final consideration will be given to psychosocial approaches to crime, and the revival of free will and rationality in neo-liberal analyses. These traditions and perspectives will be illustrated by consideration of key research examples.

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