Courses & Units

Green Criminology and Environmental Crime HGA244

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Please refer to the teaching pattern for the teaching dates and times of this intensive offering

Introduction

Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns. First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on how environmental harm is socially constructed. Second, to investigate the nature of regulatory mechanisms and the social control of environmental crime, by considering issues surrounding law enforcement practices, compliance mechanisms, prosecution, and crime prevention as these pertain to the environment. Third, to investigate the nature of the relationship between changes to specific environments and the criminalisation process, with particular reference to the causes and contexts of environmental crime, the social processes that underpin environmental victimisation, and how the law is mobilised in relation to conflicts over environmental issues. The unit provides an overview of contemporary developments in green criminology, and in doing so offers a theoretical understanding of key concepts and debates pertaining to environmental crime, and exposure to concrete case studies relating to the regulation of environmental harm.

Summary

Unit name Green Criminology and Environmental Crime
Unit code HGA244
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Prof R White

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090301

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus intensive:

Dates: Wednesday 21st June - Tuesday 27th June (5 teaching days, 9.00am to 4.00pm).

Off-campus intensive:

Dates: 19th June - 12th July (3 weeks of online study and participation, lecture recordings and online resources).

Assessment

(1)    Case Study – 1500 words (20%)

(2)    Major Essay – 3000 words (40%)

(3)    3 x Workshop Exercises (30%)

(4)    Workshop Participation (10%)

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Textbooks

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