Crime Script Analysis (3021CCJ)

Examining offender decision-making during crime and performing crime script analysis is fundamental to better understand crime events and guide policies and situational crime prevention efforts in preventing crime. This course covers both offender decision-making during crime and crime scripts and therefore, allows students to study crime and offender modus operandi from the offender's perspective for prevention purposes. The theoretical and methodological background of these approaches is first presented. Then throughout the semester, various forms of crime are examined in light of these approaches. Common crimes such as auto theft, burglary and drug dealing are presented and discussed as well as more serious crimes such as sexual offending, violence and human trafficking. Empirical studies are used as examples to further help students capture the full potential of this field of research in criminology.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Mt Gravatt Trimester 1Online Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Course profile is currently unavailable

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
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Class (12942) Closed Weeks 1 - 7, Mid-Trimester Break, 8 - Exam week This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.