LAWS 7035 International Criminology Project

Credit Points 20

Legacy Code 102689

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Description Students enrolled in this subject will complete an original research project with a focus on a topic area of key interest from their studies in International Criminology, and in such fields as human rights, transnational crime, violence, terrorism, international criminal justice and global law enforcement. Topics will be negotiated and agreed between individual students and the subject coordinating staff, and will allow students to plan, undertake and report on a specific aspect of practice in the context of the field.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Criminology

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 20cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must have successfully completed 40 credit points in the Master of International Criminology.

Assumed Knowledge

As this is a capstone subject, an understanding of core concepts within the field of Criminology, such as human rights, transnational crime, violence, terrorism, international criminal justice or global law enforcement is desirable.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate engagement in a sustained program of critical reading in their chosen area to refine a key topic of interest in International Criminology;
  2. Critically evaluate the issues presented in relevant scholarship and topic materials to connect theory, research and practice;
  3. Synthesise existing research and develop an argument to communicate findings of significance of the chosen topic within International Criminology.

Subject Content

- investigation of A chosen key Study Topic in international Criminology, in such fields as human rights, transnational Crime, violence, Terrorism, international criminal justice and Global Law enforcement.
- development of A Study proposal, derived from Critical analysis of relevant scholarship and A literature Review of existing bodies of work in relation to The chosen key Study topic.
- preparation and presentation of A final research report on The chosen key Study Topic in The context of international Criminology that addresses An area of need and contributes to existing scholarship.
- students will be required to plan, undertake and report on A specific aspect of international Criminology through self-directed learning. this will be facilitated by ongoing, Regular contact and Discussion of work with The lecturer, and demonstrated by The Incorporation of lecturer feedback and comments into written work.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Proposal 2000 words 20 N Individual
Literature Review 2000 words 20 N Individual
Report 6000 words 60 N Individual

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