Actual Dates: 24 Feb - 10 Apr 2020.
Convict, prison and court records can provide rich, if sometimes disturbing evidence, of the lives led by past ancestors. This unit will draw upon the expertise of leading historians of crime, the law and convict transportation to guide students through the vast archival underbelly of the criminal justice system. Using large datasets assembled as part of the Founders and Survivors and Digital Panopticon projects you will be shown how to contextualise individual conviction and life course histories by comparing them with the records of others that shared similar experiences. This is a unit for those who want to get "forensic" about their past.
|Unit name||Convict Ancestors|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Dr Kristyn Harman
Dr Kristyn Harman
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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Fully online unit with recorded lectures, content module activities, quizzes and reading requirements
Four online quizzes (40%), online transcription exercise (10%), convict life story (non-fiction) 750-1,000 words (50%).
Final grade will be pass or fail.
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