Courses & Units

Crime and Deviance HGA359

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

Core unit for Criminology major

Introduction

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime and deviance is defined and takes place, and the explanations put forward for the causes and consequences of deviance in society. The unit encourages students to think critically and practically engage with the key questions and colourful issues that criminologists face, including why and how some behaviours and subcultures are regarded as deviant or criminal and others are not. Each theoretical perspective is illustrated throughout the unit with contemporary applications in lectures and tutorials.  The unit may cover topics like drugs and alcohol, mental illness, youth crime and youth gangs, crimes of the suites vs. crimes of the streets, sex work and sexuality,  terrorism and counter-terrorism, as well as analysing the dynamic impact of stigma, moral panics and social control on individuals and society.

Summary

Unit name Crime and Deviance
Unit code HGA359
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Dr Loene Howes (H) and TBA (L/D)

Teaching staff


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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HGA259, LAW615 and LAW638, HWS204, HWS304, HGA217, HGA317, HGE205, HGE305, HSP213, HSP313

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus: Weekly lectures (2 hours); Fortnightly tutorials (1 hour)

Off campus: Weekly lectures (2 hours); fortnightly discussion topics.

Assessment

On campus: case study or equivalent (800 words; 20%), major essay ( 3,000 words; 40%), final exam (2 hours; 40%)

Off campus: case study or equivalent (800 words; 20%), major essay (3,000 words; 40%), final exam (2 hours; 40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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