JSB219 Case Studies in Major Crime

Unit synopsis

Serious and complex forms of criminal offending are a priority area for criminal justice system responses and provide many challenges to law enforcement agencies, law makers and society generally. This unit will use historical case studies to allow students to comprehensively analyse a number of major crimes. Students will undertake close examinations of cases of homicide (including serial and mass killings), child abuse and corporate/environmental crime. The unit will provide students with a detailed critical analysis of specific crimes, taking into account the offence, subsequent police investigations, the prosecution process, media coverage, victimisation and broader social consequences. Students will be required to undertake their own case study of a serious crime event, enhancing their ability to think critically about these offences and how they impact upon the victims and society as a whole.

Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
School of Justice
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Summer, 2019 18 November 2019 - 21 February 2020
  • Gardens Point (External)

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $820
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,796
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,792
Study abroad program
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
96 credit points of previous study

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Summer Semester details

Dates
18 November 2019 - 21 February 2020
Class days
This unit is taught in External mode only.
Fee type
Commonwealth Support
Restrictions
This unit is only available to QUT students in a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Notes
QUT students in a Commonwealth Supported Place undertake this unit on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

Unit outlines