Courses & Units

Sport and Crime HGA326

Hobart

Note:

Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

Note:

This unit is Intensively delivered over 5 days, 9am – 2pm Monday 19 October to Friday 23 Oct 2020.

Introduction

This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such as violence, terrorism and security, sport and crime both offer key sites through which to explore key social processes and practices. Perhaps paradoxically, sport is also presented as an important avenue for crime prevention and rehabilitation. The unit draws on sociological concepts and theories as well as a number of case studies from Australia and abroad, to explore the inter-relationships between sport and crime, including corruption, mega-events and security, violence, child protection and human rights and sports-based interventions for crime prevention and rehabilitation.

Summary

Unit name Sport and Crime
Unit code HGA326
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Catherine Palmer

Teaching staff

Prof Catherine Palmer

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

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

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school 19/10/2020 4/11/2020 26/11/2020 3/1/2021

* 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 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. Critically discuss key Sociological and Criminological approaches to and debates concerning the concepts of crime and criminality in the context of sport.
  2. Identify and evaluate the theoretical underpinnings and applied practice of using sport for crime prevention and rehabilitation.
  3. Think critically about and discuss issues pertaining to crime in the context of sport, verbally and in writing.
  4. Evaluate, analyse and interpret information and evidence, verbally and in writing.

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

Mutual Exclusions

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is Intensively delivered over 5 days, 9am – 2pm Monday 19 October to Friday 23 Oct 2020.

This includes a combination of 3-4 hours lectures plus 1-2 hours seminar and workshops each day.

Assessment

Task 1: Online discussion posts, 750 words total (30%)

Task 2: Case study, 750 words (30%)

Task 3: Essay, 2500 words (40%)

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Textbooks

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