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.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


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.
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