Cracked Criminology: Outdated Ideas in Crime

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What’s it all about?

Ever wondered where theories of crime come from? Would it surprise you that the origins of criminology include demonology? In this class we will talk about cracked, unproven theories of criminology, including demonology, blaming the weather and whether or not people resembled apes.

What will we cover?

This class will cover how criminology became its own field, and talk about early theories of crime. Then we will talk about the theories of crime which are no longer used such as demonology, weather related hypothesis, measuring people’s heads, and uncontrollable urges.

Who will be teaching?

Emma decided to do Criminology at university due to her love of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She now has a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University, as well as an Honours degree in Political Science from the University of Melbourne, and has worked in government for the past 6 years. An avid Crossfit fan, she loves laughing, baking banana bread and hopes that by teaching this class, her mum will come along and will stop asking her if her job is just like CSI! You can read more about criminology on Emma’s Blog.