After completing Griffith University’s Doing Criminology unit online through Open Universities Australia, you will have a greater understanding of the criminal mind, as well as the principles, procedures and methodology of criminological and criminal justice research.
You will also be able to differentiate between, and critically assess, the different criminological and criminal justice research methods and processes.
Learning how researchers in criminology carry out research projects is also a key element of the unit and you will hone your own abilities accordingly.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this Doing Criminology unit, study topics include:
Introduction to research
Doing research ethically
Asking researchable questions
Selecting a research design: experimental research
Selecting a research design: non-experimental research
Using questionnaires and structured interviews
Using qualitative interviews
Using observational techniques
Applied criminological research
Critical reflections and review
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Students who successfully complete the unit will have a greater understanding of the criminal justice system and criminology. This unit is a great choice for anyone looking to enter professions in criminal justice, or move into more research-oriented professions.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Doing Criminology from Griffith University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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