Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 37.5 points of level two subjects in Criminology and enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts or Graduate Diploma in Arts. Bachelor of Arts Students should endeavour to take the capstone subject in their final semester of study after the completion of 25 points of third year.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Levels 1 & 2 Criminology|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Any of the following subjects:
191-202 Crime and Public Policy
191-003 Criminology and Public Policy
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorMs Rebecca Hiscock, Ms Ruth Liston
Dr. Juliet Rogers
Many criminology graduates find themselves researching, developing and applying crime policy in government, political and other contexts. This subject helps prepare students for such work. As well as providing an overview of factors shaping policy in Australia and other countries, it reviews challenges associated with making theory relevant in practical contexts. Emphasis is on exploring contemporary issues of public policy such as control of the sex industry, drug law reform, HIV policy, public drunkenness, multiculturalism and the interlinking themes of these public issues. The subject also draws on sociological, psychoanalytic and philosophical theory to help understand opportunities for, and obstacles to, the introduction or reform of public policy. Specific theorists used include Foucault, Zizek, Marx, Butler, Deleuze and poststructural feminist theory. These theorists are used to consider the philosophies that underpin rationales for deciding what is deserving of state intervention and comment as either public policy or criminalization.
|Assessment:||An essay of 2000 words 50% (due mid-semester) and a 2-hour examination 50% (held during the examination period).|
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A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
191-302 Crime and Public Policy is a compulsory requirement for the completion of a Criminology major for students who commenced the BA from 2008.
191-302 Crime and Public Policy is not available as a Breadth subject.
Bachelor of Arts |
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management
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