Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 x one hour lectures and 1 x one hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||none|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||none|
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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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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Steve James
Assoc. Prof. Steve James
This subject explores the motivations underpinning particular types of criminal behaviour. It begins with an overview of various definitions and ways of measuring crime and then looks at the causes of specific offences ranging through graffiti, to animal cruelty, to armed robbery, to illicit drug use, to terrorism. Wherever possible, the words and rationales of offenders are used to give a more grounded insight into the reasons for criminal behaviour. Overall, the course has been designed to facilitate: discussion of criminal events which feature prominently in the public mind and/or the popular media. discussion of the relationship between the perceived causes of crime and responses to criminal offending by police, courts and corrections. and discussion of the implicit models of personhood, choice, gender, economic position, geographic location, peer group dynamics and other variables underpinning particular theories of criminal behaviour and formal and informal mechanisms for controlling such behaviour.
|Assessment:||A 600 word report (15%) due within the first four weeks of semester, a 2000 word essay (50%) due during the semester, and a 1400 word take-home exam (35%) due during the examination period.|
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A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Available as a Breadth subject to non-Bachelor of Arts students|
Socio-legal Studies Major
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