Crime, Society and Culture

LAW30025 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


175 credit points
LAW20032 Technological Advances in Dealing with Crime

Aims and objectives

The unit provides an opportunity for students to apply academic knowledge to a criminal justice focused industry project. Students will work in teams to address a problems-based project presented by partners from justice sectors or other sectors where their knowledge might find application. Teams will work under the guidance of a coach with targeted inputs from the project partner. In the final weeks, teams will deliver their findings and recommendations through an oral presentation and a written report. The unit develops and enhances employability skills for students.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Systematically review, critically evaluate, and apply research from a variety of academic and primary sources
2. Generate and evaluate creative solutions to complex criminal justice issues and problems
3. Interpret and communicate ideas, problems, and arguments in creative ways suitable to a range of audiences
4. Work collaboratively in groups
5. Reflect on personal challenges, growth, excellence and areas of future extension