Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The unit focuses on understanding legal practices and decision-making, the challenges in defining and implementing rights, the effectiveness of regulation, the crisis being experienced by civil courts, and the challenges facing the legal profession.
|Unit name||Sociology of Law|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Ms Rashaam Chowdhury|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Explain key concepts, issues and theoretical approaches relating to the sociology of law.
- Apply relevant sociological approaches to analyse the complex relationships between law and society.
- Evaluate the implications of law in relation to social inequality.
- Clearly communicate your ideas in written and verbal form.
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
|Assessment||Blog (10%)|Tutorial/Online Discussion Participation (10%)|Essay (40%)|Take Home Exam (40%)|
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