Courses & Units

Crime and Criminal Justice HGA306

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims and offenders, white collar crime, violent crime); (iii) the relationship between specific social groups (young people, women and Indigenous Australians) and the criminal justice system; (iv) responses to crime (crime prevention, victims, alternative dispute resolution).

Summary

Unit name Crime and Criminal Justice
Unit code HGA306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Dr Victoria Nagy

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International 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 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. apply key sociological and criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice.
  2. critically evaluate the criminal justice system in terms of its structure and operation, its relationship with particular social groups, and the limits and possibilities of its various responses to crime.
  3. extend your ability to justify your position on key debates in the study of crime and criminal justice, with reference to relevant sources.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

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:

HGA206, LAW615 and LAW638, HGE241, HGE341, HSP202, HSP302, HGA263, HGA363

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus Hobart: 1 hour lecture weekly, 1.5 hour tutorial weekly

On Campus Launceston: 1 hour lecture weekly (online/live stream), 1.5 hour tutorial weekly

Off Campus:1 hour lecture weekly, 1.5 hour tutorial weekly

Assessment

Primary source material research and reflection (30%); 2,500 word assessment (30%); 2 hour exam (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Textbook: White, R., Perrone, S., Howes, L. (2019). Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice, 3rd edition, Docklands: OUP.

Recommended

Booktopia textbook links

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