Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4 day intensive over 4 weeks (Fridays): April 16, 23, 30 & May 7, 2010. |
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, Criminology Honours, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology|
|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 Juliet Rogers
Dr. Juliet Rogers
Calls to institute human rights, truth commissions, international justice and even legalising torture are responses to injuries inflicted on peoples around the world. This subject considers law as a response to traumatic events using psychoanalytic theory. Legal practices will be discussed as methods of responding to the rage, pain and mourning that trauma demands, in this sense law becomes a sympton of the injury. Understood in this way law can be seen to also cause further damage if it functions as a kind of 'acting out' of the mourning. To consider these ideas we will look at incidents where law has been applied as a response to traumatic events in the cases of genocide, terrorist acts and war.
|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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A Subject Reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who complete this subject will be able to:
Master of Criminology (CWT) |
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