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: Thirty contact hours per week. 2 x one hour lectures and 1 x one hour tutorial per week for 10 weeks. The lecture and tutorial programs are staggered and cover the 12 weeks of semester. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Completion of at least 12.5 points at first year in Criminology, or one of the Facutly of Arts' Interdisciplinary Foundation (IDF) subjects.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Level 1 Criminology|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Any of the following subjects:
191-312 Punishment and Social Control
191-007 Correctional Theory and Practice
|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 Mark Brown
ContactTo Be Advised
This subject is designed to introduce students to the major forms and structures of punishment in our society. The subject examines why we punish individuals, how we do so, and how the punishment process can be viewed in a wider social context. The first part of this subject considers the justifications for punishment and then specifically at prisons and the rapidly expanding area of community-based corrections. We then look at some "hidden" groups in the punishment process - victims and women - before moving on to examine the work of major writers who have provided a theoretical critique of punishment and the role it plays in our society. By the end of the subject students should have a good understanding of the correctional system and be familiar with the work of important theorists like Foucault, Cohen and Hannah-Moffat.
|Assessment:||An essay of 2000 words (50%) due during the semester, a 1-hour class test of 1000 words (25%) due mid-semester, and a 1000 word take-home test (25%) due on the first day of the examination period.|
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A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|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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