Courses & Units

Special Topics in Criminology HGA238

Introduction

This unit is designed to provide an opportunity for you to participate in engaging topics in Criminology. The special topics unit provides a detailed insight into topics you may not have encountered in your other units.

In 2023 the topic is Historical Criminology. Criminology as a discipline often does not engage in studies of the past as it is very much focused on the here and now. A central question that this unit aims to answer is ‘why should criminology better engage with history?’.

In this unit you will learn about how crime, criminal justice, and societies have changed throughout time - not only in Australia but also around the world. The unit will use a variety of materials including film, documentaries, podcasts, primary sources, and non-academic readings to discover how human societies have responded to deviancy over the centuries from the ancient world to today. Using historical criminology you will explore the relevant theory, methods, practical applications and analysis of a wide variety of topics. Topics that we will discuss include witch trials, policing and punishment, public executions, homicide, slavery, terrorism, sex crimes, gangs, and the true crime genre.

Summary

Unit name Special Topics in Criminology
Unit code HGA238
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Doctor Vicky Nagy
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the theoretical underpinnings and scope of applied practice within [the special topic].
  • Analyse key debates about crime and criminality in relation to [the special topic].
  • Assess practical implications that flow from the analysis.
  • Communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at 100 level

Mutual Exclusions

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

HGA321

Teaching

AssessmentPublic Communication (25%)|Tutorial Participation (20%)|Assignment (20%)|Assignment (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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