Crime Research and Policy (LAWS6032)


This unit provides an examination of research methods in the context of criminology. The relationship between theory and methodology is explored. The production of knowledge about crime is critically assessed. Sources and forms of crime data are discussed and their significance is assessed. Research design, evaluation and analysis are also studied.

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1x2-hr lecture/week


class participation (10%), 2000wd research problem (30%) and 4000wd research proposal (60%)

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Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.