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Sport and Crime HGA326

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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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Professor Catherine Palmer
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
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Teaching

AssessmentDiscussion posts (online) (30%)|Case Study (30%)|Essay (40%)
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