Courses & Units

Crime and Deviance HGA259

Launceston, Hobart

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Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

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Core unit for Criminology major

Introduction

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime and deviance is defined and takes place, and the explanations put forward for the causes and consequences of deviance in society. The unit encourages students to think critically and practically engage with the key questions and colourful issues that criminologists face, including why and how some behaviours and subcultures are regarded as deviant or criminal and others are not. Each theoretical perspective is vividly illustrated throughout the unit with contemporary applications in topical lectures and tutorials. For example, the unit may cover topics like youth crime and youth gangs, drugs and alcohol, sex work and sexuality, mental illness, crimes of the suites vs. crimes of the streets, risk, terrorism and counter-terrorism, as well as analysing the dynamic impact of stigma, moral panics and social control on individuals and society.

Summary

Unit name Crime and Deviance
Unit code HGA259
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Doctor Loene Howes
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Outline a range of criminological perspectives and theories on the nature and causes of crime
  • Apply theoretical perspectives and theories to particular examples of deviance, crime, and social control
  • Critically evaluate the contribution of criminological perspectives and theories at different levels of social analysis (individual, situational, and structural), to the study of deviance, crime, and social control
  • Justify your position on key debates in the study of crime, criminality and criminal justice
  • Communicate your ideas clearly, incorporating key elements of academic writing in Criminology
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090301 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

LAW638 AND LAW615 AND HGA359

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - take home (30%)|Case Study (20%)|Essay (40%)|Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (10%)
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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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