Assessment 2
Assessment Type Essay
Weighting 40%
Length 1500 words
Learning Outcomes:
a. Demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical perspectives within criminology
b. Explain the contemporary relevance of criminological theories to the
Australian criminal justice system
c. Understand and apply key concepts and terms within criminology
d. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of criminological theories
CRIM1004 Law Criminology Essay-Australian College of Applied Psychology Australia.

CRIM1004 Law Criminology Essay-Australian College of Applied Psychology Australia.

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Assessment Details and Instructions
Criminological theories are often criticised as being out-dated or too narrow to apply to contemporary Australian society. Utilising Classical Theory and ONE (1) other Criminological Theory of your choice,critically analyse the use of Mandatory Minimum Sentences as a response to crime in contemporary Australia.

CRIM1004 Law Criminology Essay-Australian College of Applied Psychology Australia.

CRIM1004 Law Criminology Essay-Australian College of Applied Psychology Australia.

This essay is to be 1500 words (+/- 10%) in length. Students are encouraged to use sub-headings and a minimum of eight (8) valid references are required. For references to be valid, they must be academic or otherwise from a legitimate source. Websites should be used with caution. References must be integrated and cited appropriately throughout the essay as per the APA 7 style.

Introduction
The essay contains a clear introduction, which established the topic, themes
and arguments to be examined

Clarity & structure of writing
Use of academic English was consistent and accurate and discussion followed a logical structure

CRIM1004 Law Criminology Essay-Australian College of Applied Psychology Australia.

CRIM1004 Law Criminology Essay-Australian College of Applied Psychology Australia.

Explanation of theory
The essay clearly and concisely explained Classical Theory and the chosen
theory’s core ideas

Application of theory to Mandatory Minimum Sentences
The essay thoroughly demonstrated and explained the relevance of the chosen theory to the current CJS

Evidence of reading and inclusion of research
The essay included references to core text(s), provided a minimum of eight (8) valid sources, and used in-text citation by integrating sources into own words

CRIM1004 Law Criminology Essay-Australian College of Applied Psychology Australia.

CRIM1004 Law Criminology Essay-Australian College of Applied Psychology Australia.

Conclusion
The essay contained a well thought out conclusion that provided a response to the question/task