Overview Creating the research poster – correlates of offending and victimisation Purpose of Activity: To create a research poster that allows you to summarise and comment on the evidence-bas


Creating the research poster – correlates of offending and victimisation

Purpose of Activity:

To create a research poster that allows you to summarise and comment on the evidence-base offered by practitioners and scholars on the correlates of offending and victimisation. This poster will be submitted as an assessable item for Workbook 2.

Your output for this workshop will be a research poster on the correlates of offending and victimisation. The output from this workshop is linked to Assessment 2: Workbook Two (25%). Therefore, you are strongly urged to attend your workshop to ensure you receive the best support possible to successfully complete Workbook Two. Specific assessment details for Workbook Two are shown below. Please scroll down.

In the workshop you will be guided by your teaching teams through a series of activities that will result in the creation of a research poster. The topic of your poster will be: ‘Correlates of Offending and Victimisation’. The research poster will be an assessable item for Assessment 2: Workbook Two (25%). In order to prepare for the workshop, and make the most of your in-class time with the tutors, make sure to:

Complete the essential readings

Watch the practitioner interviews on the Youth Justice Portal

Access information about the Youth Justice portal here: https://lf.westernsydney.edu.au/p/videowall/?datapath=102699.json

Make notes using the effective note taking strategies outlined earlier

These learning materials contain the information that you will require to assist you in constructing your research poster.

To learn more about what a research poster is, please watch the below video.


‘Making a better research poster’  (3:53 mins) – a video that explains how to create a research poster to balance visual appeal with content.


Practitioner Insights

In this module our practitioners share their insights on key issues that we need to keep in mind when considering the complex correlations between offending and victimisation, including but not limited to:

1.The victim/offender nexus

2.Care and control

3.Correlates of offending (e.g. education, health, gender and ethnicity)

Access the Youth Justice Portal from the menu on the left to watch the practitioner insights as they relate to each topic, and take notes using the effective note taking strategies outline earlier. The notes you produce will come in handy when working with the activities linked to this module topic.

Sample Research Posters

The following images are examples of research posters. Your final product will look similar to these.

Sample Research Poster 1: ‘Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy Training for Homeless Youth’.


Sample Research Poster 2: A Review of Seclusion Rooms in Canadian Youth Mental Health and Forensic Psychiatric Inpatient Facilities


Assessment 2: Workbook Two (25%)

The topic of your poster will be: ‘Correlates of Offending and Victimisation’. However, you do not have to cover all the correlates, you should choose ONE correlate to focus on. For example, you could focus on health, out-of-home care, education and so on. Your research poster should be 750 word (+/- 10%) and should include: graphs, figures and images where you find they help you to visually communicate the content you have identified from your reading and practitioner interviews.

Finally, please note that you do not have to use the same headings as those shown in the examples. Instead choose meaningful headings that relate to your chosen correlate. At minimum your poster should include the following:


Evidence base;

Conclusion and;


As you can see, having completed the two essential readings, listened to the practitioner interviews and made notes will make it possible for you to successfully complete the task.

For a research poster template that you can use as the basis for your poster

Module Learning outcomes

Through successful engagement with the learning materials and activities associated with this module you should be able to:

  • Identifythe correlates of offending and victimisation
  • Commenton the offender and victim nexus
  • Critiquepopulist views of young offenders
  • Communicateresearch evidence in a concise manner


Essential Resources must include

Baldry, E, Briggs, D, Goldson, B and Russell, S 2017, ‘Cruel and unusual punishment’: An inter-jurisdictional study of the criminalisation of young people with complex support needs’, Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 21 , no. 5, pp. 636 – 652.


McFarlane, K 2017, ‘Care-criminalisation: The involvement of children in out-of-home care in the New South Wales criminal justice system’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 51 , no. 3, pp. 412 – 433.


Cashman, E and Thomas, S 2017, ‘Does Mental Illness Impact the Incidence of Crime and Victimisation among Young People?’, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 33 – 46.

Gerard, A, McGrath, A, Colvin, E, and McFarlane, K 2019, ‘I’m not getting out of bed!: The criminalisation of young people in residential care’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 76 – 93.

Hurren, E, Stewart, A, and Dennison, E 2017, ‘Transitions and turning points revisited: A replication to explore child maltreatment and youth offending links within and across Australian cohorts’, Child Abuse and Neglect, pp. 24 – 36. DOI.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.01.002.


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