Criminology

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Criminology

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment.
Candidates must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(i) 18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study for candidates without a law background; or
(ii) 12 credit points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

2014 Core Units of Study

LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units. The unit replaced LAWS6032 Crime Research and Policy 1.
Semester 1
LAWS6034
Criminal Liability
6   

Core unit for MCrim students. This unit is an introduction to aspects of criminal law for non-lawyers and is therefore not available to students who have completed a law degree or completed criminal law at a tertiary level.
Semester 2
LAWS6048
Explaining Crime
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology elective units.
Semester 1

2014 Elective Units of Study

LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    N CISS6011


This unit replaced LAWS6856 Terrorism & Counterterrorism Policy and Law.
Int August
LAWS6105
Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives
6      Semester 2
LAWS6986
Criminal Justice Internship
6    P LAWS6048 Explaining Crime or approval from the Program Coordinator

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Interested applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (maximum two typed pages) clearly outlining reasons for applying, details of previous internships undertaken (where applicable), and perceived benefits of completing the internship. Those applicants demonstrating the greatest interest in and perceived benefit from the Internship will be accepted. The Expression of Interest must be submitted to Mr Garner Clancey garner.clancey@sydney.edu.au by Thursday 24 April 2014. Successful applicants will be formally notified of the outcome of the Expression of Interest and enrolment procedures explained no later than Friday 16 May 2014. Successful applicants will then work with Mr Clancey to arrange placement at preferred host organisations. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int Sept
LAWS6193
Criminal Justice: Prevention and Control
6      Int April
LAWS6035
Criminal Procedures
6      Int March
LAWS6233
Criminology Research Project A
6    C LAWS6234

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6233 and LAWS6234 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6234
Criminology Research Project B
6    C LAWS6233

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both LAWS6233 and LAWS6234 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Int August
LAWS6194
Explaining Punishment
6      Int March
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6      Semester 1
LAWS6896
Internatl & Comparative Criminal Justice
6    N LAWS6269, LAWS6219
Int May
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Int Sept
LAWS6888
Risk, Fear and Insecurity
6      Int August
LAWS6315
White Collar and Corporate Crime
6      Int October
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in Criminology

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment
Candidates must complete 24 credit points, comprising 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

2014 Core Units of Study

LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units. The unit replaced LAWS6032 Crime Research and Policy 1.
Semester 1
LAWS6048
Explaining Crime
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology elective units.
Semester 1

2014 Elective Units of Study

LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    N CISS6011


This unit replaced LAWS6856 Terrorism & Counterterrorism Policy and Law.
Int August
LAWS6105
Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives
6      Semester 2
LAWS6986
Criminal Justice Internship
6    P LAWS6048 Explaining Crime or approval from the Program Coordinator

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Interested applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (maximum two typed pages) clearly outlining reasons for applying, details of previous internships undertaken (where applicable), and perceived benefits of completing the internship. Those applicants demonstrating the greatest interest in and perceived benefit from the Internship will be accepted. The Expression of Interest must be submitted to Mr Garner Clancey garner.clancey@sydney.edu.au by Thursday 24 April 2014. Successful applicants will be formally notified of the outcome of the Expression of Interest and enrolment procedures explained no later than Friday 16 May 2014. Successful applicants will then work with Mr Clancey to arrange placement at preferred host organisations. This unit has a restricted class size.
Int Sept
LAWS6193
Criminal Justice: Prevention and Control
6      Int April
LAWS6034
Criminal Liability
6   

Core unit for MCrim students. This unit is an introduction to aspects of criminal law for non-lawyers and is therefore not available to students who have completed a law degree or completed criminal law at a tertiary level.
Semester 2
LAWS6035
Criminal Procedures
6      Int March
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Int August
LAWS6194
Explaining Punishment
6      Int March
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6      Semester 1
LAWS6896
Internatl & Comparative Criminal Justice
6    N LAWS6269, LAWS6219
Int May
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Int Sept
LAWS6197
Policing Australian Society

This unit of study is not available in2014

6      Int May
LAWS6888
Risk, Fear and Insecurity
6      Int August
LAWS6315
White Collar and Corporate Crime
6      Int October

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in Criminology

Master of Criminology


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
JF008 Graduate Diploma in Criminology
JC031 Master of Criminology

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Criminology
(b)
the Master of Criminology
(2)
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of either of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Criminology requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in law, psychology or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Criminology requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in law, psychology or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Criminology with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Graduate Diploma in Criminology are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Criminology. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Criminology, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Criminology are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Criminology. To qualify for the award of the Master of Criminology, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)

18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study for candidates without a law background; or

 

(b)

12 credit points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.