Courses & Units

Sport and Crime HGA226

Hobart

Note:

Intensive mode delivery:Monday, 7 November - Friday 11 November 2016

Introduction

This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such as violence, terrorism and security, sport and crime both offer key sites through which to explore key social processes and practices. Perhaps paradoxically, sport is also presented as an important avenue for crime prevention and rehabilitation. The unit draws on sociological concepts and theories as well as a number of case studies from Australia and abroad, to explore the inter-relationships between sport and crime, including corruption, mega-events and security, violence, child protection and human rights and sports-based interventions for crime prevention and rehabilitation.

Indicative content:

Conceptualising Sport and Crime: introduces students to key Sociological approaches to definitions and debates in crime and sport, thus providing students with a theoretical framework to underpin their study of representations of, and responses to crime and criminal practices in sport.

Sport Mega Events, Governance and Corruption: examines incidents of criminal activity and corruption as they relate to sport mega-events. Topics include: terrorism/security; sex-trafficking; scalping and counterfeiting; environmental crime, match-fixing; gambling.

Violence and abuse: explores issues of violence and abuse in the context of sport and sports sub-cultures. Topics include: violence in sport, child protection and sexual abuse, and issues of human rights.

Sport for Crime Prevention and rehabilitation: explores the theoretical perspectives behind the use of sport for 'social development', as well as evaluating examples of applied policies and practice such as sport-based interventions as they relate crime prevention and rehabilitation. Examples include sport in prisons, youth-based interventions, sport in drug and alcohol recovery programs.

Summary

Unit name Sport and Crime
Unit code HGA226
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Prof Catherine Palmer

Teaching staff

Prof Catherine Palmer

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2015.

About Census Dates

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2016 23/11/2016 22/12/2016 13/2/2017

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 090301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HGA336

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus intensive: 
Dates: Monday 7th November - Friday 11th November 2016 (five teaching days, 9am – 1pm, and access to online resources).Off-campus

 online intensive: 


Dates:

Monday 7th November - Friday 11th November 

(inclusive)  (1 week of online study and participation,  online tutorials, lecture recordings and online resources).

Assessment

(1) On-line discussion questions and participation totaling 750-words over unit duration (30%);
(2) 500-word Case Study (30%);
(3) 2,000-word Essay (40%).

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Textbooks

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