Courses & Units

Green Criminology and Environmental Crime HGA344

Hobart

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Introduction

Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns: First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on how environmental harm is socially constructed. Second, to investigate the nature of regulatory mechanisms and the social control of environmental crime, by considering issues surrounding law enforcement practices, compliance mechanisms, prosecution, and crime prevention as these pertain to the environment. Third, to investigate the nature of the relationship between changes to specific environments and the criminalisation process, with particular reference to the causes and contexts of environmental crime, the social processes that underpin environmental victimisation and how the law is mobilised in relation to conflicts over environmental issues
The unit provides an overview of contemporary developments in green criminology, and in doing so offers a theoretical understanding of key concepts and debates pertaining to environmental crime, and exposure to concrete case studies relating to the regulation of environmental harm.

Summary

Unit name Green Criminology and Environmental Crime
Unit code HGA344
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Professor Robert (Rob) White
Teaching staff Professor Robert (Rob) White
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate and analyse the key elements of the Green Criminological perspective
  • Summarise and appraise key criminological concepts and theories as these pertain to the study of environmental harm
  • Use the green criminological perspective, concepts and theories to explain environmental degradation, differential victimisation, animal abuse and threats to global ecology
  • Communicate your ideas in verbal and written form clearly via online discussions and written assignments
  • Critically evaluate and articulate your own position on key debates within the field of Green Criminology
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090301 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • 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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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (30%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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