In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims and offenders, white collar crime, violent crime); (iii) the relationship between specific social groups (young people, women and Indigenous Australians) and the criminal justice system; (iv) responses to crime (crime prevention, victims, alternative dispute resolution).
|Unit name||Crime and Criminal Justice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Michael Guerzoni|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Apply criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice.
- Analyse the roles, functions, policies and practices of various institutions of the criminal justice system.
- Critically reflect on your values and perceptions relating to crime and criminal justice.
- Communicate your ideas clearly in verbal and written forms.
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1.5 hr lecture weekly (recorded), 1 hr weekly tutorial
|Assessment||Take home exam (30%)|Essay (30%)|Reflection (30%)|Tutorial Participation (10%)|
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Textbook: White, R., Perrone, S., Howes, L. (2019). Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice, 3rd edition, Docklands: OUP.
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