Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies, Politics and International Studies or Sociology at Undergraduate level.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||191-538 Law, Race and Indigenous Peoples|
|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/|
CoordinatorDr Julie Evans
ContactDr. Julie Evans firstname.lastname@example.org
This subject examines the legal and historical underpinnings of the contemporary over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice systems of settler states such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America. It introduces students to the history of law's relation to Indigenous peoples and its responsiveness to colonialism from the fifteenth century. In particular, the subject explores connections between sovereignty, the idea of race and the historical experiences of Indigenous peoples, including the legal frameworks of dispossession and nation-building. This subject enables students to develop a critical appreciation of the historical, social, cultural, ethical and economic contexts of law's relation to Indigenous peoples and to bring this knowledge to bear on current concerns, particularly in the Australian context.
A short reflective essay of 1000 words (20%) due inthe first half of semester, and a major critical research essay of 4000 words (80%) due in the examination period.
Hurdle Requirements: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Full participation in seminar reading, seminar presentations and discussion is expected. The oral presentation of at least one seminar paper based on the weekly readings is a (non-assessed) hurdle requirement. Students who fail to meet these hurdle requirements will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject.
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) |
200 point program - full time over 18 months |
200 point program - full time over 24 months
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