Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will be taught intensively from 9:00am - 5:00pm on 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 July 2011. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Criminology at Undergraduate level|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||191-440 The New Punitiveness?|
|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.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
ContactDr. Mark Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
This subject focuses on the idea that since the 1970s there has been a rise in punitiveness right across the developed nations of the west. The subject asks students to identify and understand the different domains in which punitiveness might reside and have notionally been increased. It will introduce students to key debates within contemporary criminology concerning the extent, substance and reasons for changes in punitiveness. The subject will explore through a series of case studies the experiences of nations that have seen apparent rises in punitiveness as well as countervailing cases, such as in the Scandanavian countries and Canada, which seem to have escaped the trend. On completion of the subject students should have an understanding of both the data and explanatory and theoretical arguments concerning what has been seen as a major defining feature of most western nations' recent history: the inexorable rise of punitive attitudes and practices.
A Policy brief of 2000 words (40%) due mid-semester, and an Essay of 3000 words (60%) due in the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, Lecture/Seminar attendance is compulsory on all 5 days. Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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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|
Master of Criminology (CWT) |
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Master of Social Policy
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