This unit is being phased out and may not be offered next year, please consider your study plan accordingly. You will be able to enrol in the unit where there is an availability noted below.
This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such as violence, terrorism and security, sport and crime both offer key sites through which to explore key social processes and practices. Perhaps paradoxically, sport is also presented as an important avenue for crime prevention and rehabilitation. The unit draws on sociological concepts and theories as well as a number of case studies from Australia and abroad, to explore the inter-relationships between sport and crime, including corruption, mega-events and security, violence, child protection and human rights and sports-based interventions for crime prevention and rehabilitation.
|Unit name||Sport and Crime|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Professor Catherine Palmer
Professor Catherine Palmer
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Critically discuss key Sociological approaches to and debates concerning the concepts of crime and criminality in the context of sport.
- Discuss and evaluate the theoretical underpinnings and applied practice of using sport for crime prevention and rehabilitation.
- Think critically about and discuss issues pertaining to crime in the context of sport, verbally and in writing.
- Evaluate, analyse and interpret information and evidence, verbally and in writing.
- Source, manage and synthesise a diverse range of literature and other information resources.
|Band||Field of Education|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Task 1: Tutorial Participation/Other Participation, 750 words (30%)
Task 2: Case Study, 500 words (30%)
Task 3: Essay, 2000 words (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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