This unit has been discontinued.
Please refer to the teaching pattern for the teaching dates and times of this intensive offering
Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns. First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on how environmental harm is socially constructed. Second, to investigate the nature of regulatory mechanisms and the social control of environmental crime, by considering issues surrounding law enforcement practices, compliance mechanisms, prosecution, and crime prevention as these pertain to the environment. Third, to investigate the nature of the relationship between changes to specific environments and the criminalisation process, with particular reference to the causes and contexts of environmental crime, the social processes that underpin environmental victimisation, and how the law is mobilised in relation to conflicts over environmental issues. The unit provides an overview of contemporary developments in green criminology, and in doing so offers a theoretical understanding of key concepts and debates pertaining to environmental crime, and exposure to concrete case studies relating to the regulation of environmental harm.
|Unit name||Green Criminology and Environmental Crime|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Dates: Wednesday 21st June - Tuesday 27th June (5 teaching days, 9.00am to 4.00pm).
Dates: 19th June - 12th July (3 weeks of online study and participation, lecture recordings and online resources).
(1) Case Study – 1500 words (20%)
(2) Major Essay – 3000 words (40%)
(3) 3 x Workshop Exercises (30%)
(4) Workshop Participation (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.