Homicide

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Griffith University’s Homicide course unit takes you behind the crime-scene tape to discover what happens after a violent crime is committed. Offered online through OUA, this unit will give you a better sense of the steps taken to bring perpetrators to justice.

You will learn what constitutes a homicide and take a look at the crime from all angles, including the points of view of the criminal, the victim, and the investigators. You will then be taken through the steps of the investigation and criminal trial process.

This Homicide unit includes material on courtroom proceedings before, during and after sentencing. It also touches on the limitations of the justice system and the effects of rehabilitation.

Eligibility

Students who have completed the following units as part of their course can only enrol in Homicide as one of their two first-year elective units.

  • An Introduction to Crime
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice

Areas of study

In this Homicide unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Homicide: Introduction to the crime event
  • Domestic homicide
  • Child homicide
  • Serial homicide
  • Police homicide
  • Detection of the offender(s)
  • Detection of child murderers
  • Forensics & evidence gathering at crime scenes
  • Offender profiling
  • Prosecution of offenders
  • Prison experience of convicted offenders
  • Historical perspective of homicide policing and prosecution
  • Course review and exam prep

Course pathways

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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How will this unit advance my career?

Completing this Homicide course unit will give you a clear picture of the way violent crimes occur, and how they are investigated and approached legally. You will obtain a wider breadth of knowledge in various aspects that come before, during and after a violent crime.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Homicide 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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Financial assistance

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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