This is a foundational unit in Criminology. You will focus on criminological approaches to understanding crime and criminalisation. The unit will introduce various categories of crime (e.g. property crime and violent crime) and debates about what counts as crime and harm (e.g. crimes of the powerful versus the less powerful). You will engage not only with research that highlights patterns of crime but also with important critiques about the measurement of crime. The unit invites you to consider the relationships between specific social groups (e.g. young people, women, Indigenous people) and the criminal justice system.
|Unit name||Crime and Society|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Ms Rashaam Chowdhury|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Apply criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice.
- Explain specific crimes and crime categories, with awareness of relevant measurement issues.
- Analyse the power relations and inequalities associated with criminalisation processes.
- Communicate your ideas clearly in verbal and written forms.
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Weekly (pre-recorded) lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and weekly face-to-face tutorial (2 hours).
Weekly (pre-recorded) lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and weekly online tutorials and/or online discussions/activities (2 hours).
|Assessment||Essay plan & Annotated bibliography (20%)|Fortnightly online quiz (15%) and in-class or online participation (10%) (25%)|Short written assignment (25%)|Essay (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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