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.
|Unit name||Sport and Crime|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Nicholas Hookway|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (extended)||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Nov||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Nov||31/10/2022||7/11/2022||17/11/2022||4/12/2022|
|Spring school (extended)||31/10/2022||23/11/2022||27/12/2022||19/2/2023|
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- Explain key sociological and criminological approaches and debates concerning crime and criminality in the context of sport.
- Apply relevant sociological and criminological theories to analyse issues relating to crime in sport.
- Evaluate the theoretical underpinnings and applied practice of using sport for crime prevention and rehabilitation.
- Communicate your ideas in written and verbal form, using appropriate evidence.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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|Assessment||Discussion posts (online) (30%)|Case Study (30%)|Essay (40%)|
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