Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Entry to the Master of Criminology, Postgraduate Diploma or 4th year Honours in Criminology. Entry to the Master of Criminology, Postgraduate Diploma or 4th year Honours in Criminology.|
|Corequisites:||166-505 Terror, Law and War is a compulsory component in the first 100 points of the 200 point Master of Criminology course.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Criminology at Undergraduate level|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||none|
|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.
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CoordinatorDr Nesam Mcmillan
Dr. Juliet Rogers
This subject considers and compares the response to terrorism around the world in the form of legal initiatives, instigations of war, and the implementation of practices of rendition, arbitrary detention and torture. These have been argued to contravene due process and the presumption of innocence, and contribute to civil and global unrest, sometimes inspiring criminal action and creating new categories of what it means to be criminal. The subject draws upon the conceptual and analytical tools of criminological and socio-legal examination including the political, social and legal construction of terror and terrorism. The inspiration for the anti-terrorism initiatives and the conflicting arguments about their necessity, will be examined together with the (side) effects they have created. It will look at examples such as the Iraq war, the US PATRIOT Act and the anti-terrorism laws in Australia, the US and England.
|Assessment:||A 1000-word reflective essay 20% due during the semester and a 4000-word research essay 80% due during the examination period.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Criminology (CWT) |
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