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|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Total of 8.5 hours per week.
|Admission to the postgraduate certificate/ diploma or fourth-year honours in criminology, socio-legal studies or sociology, or the Master of Criminology, Master of Public Policy and Management or Master of Social Policy.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
|Non Allowed Subjects:
|Core Participation Requirements:
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Fiona Sally Haines
ContactAssoc. Prof. Fiona Haines
|There is increasing public and political demand that harms and risks to people, the environment, financial systems, and the like, be reduced, if not eliminated altogether. Tighter regulation, including in some cases use of the criminal law, is often seen as the means to reduce these harms. This subject critically analyses the capacity of regulation to reduce harm. It reviews the political context of regulation, the wide variety of regulatory regimes and techniques currently used and the problems faced by regulators. The subject brings together practitioners and students to critically assess the capacity of regulation to reduce risk. The subject uses a wide variety of case examples to encourage discussion and debate about when to regulate and how to do so effectively. Students completing the subject should be able to critically analyse regulation and the regulatory impulse, understand a range of regulatory techniques and their relevance to a wide range of contemporary social harms
|An essay of 1500 words (due two weeks after the end of teaching) 25% and an essay of 3500 words 75% (due mid-September).
|A subject reader will be available from the University Bookshop. Case studies for discussion will be provided by the School.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Formerly available as 191-520. Students who have completed 191-520 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
This is a compulsory subject in the Master of Criminology (100-point program).
Master of Criminology (CWT)
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
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