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Area/Catalogue
JUST 3007

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
165381

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 1

Course aim

This course aims to develop students’ ability to critically analyse the causes of and responses to violent crime using psychological perspectives.

Course content

In this course students will critically analyse psychological approaches to crime and violence using case studies and research to evaluate the role of psychology in explaining and responding to violent crime. Students will apply psychological theories to better understand the causes of crimes such as drug crime, interpersonal violence, homicide and mass violence. Students will analyse criminal profiling techniques and the use of psychology in the courtroom in areas including eyewitness testimony, forensic reports and jury selection.

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 1027 UO Psychology Concepts

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online N/A x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Essay, Portfolio, Proposal

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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