University of Technology Sydney

98000 Introduction to Criminology

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject introduces students to essential concepts, central issues and theoretical foundations, in the field of criminology with a particular emphasis on Australia. The subject focuses on defining crime, explaining how and why crimes are committed, how societies respond to crime, including the role of policing, and the changing nature of crime over time and in different social contexts. Through case studies, students develop foundational skills and understanding necessary for work in the contemporary criminology sector/field.

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Autumn session

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