Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week for 12 weeks |
Total Time Commitment:
Total of 120 hours
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Criminology at Level 1
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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 broad justifications for punishment, and experiences of imprisonment with particular emphasis on ‘hidden’ groups such as female and indigenous prisoners. The second part of the subject examines the work of major writers who have provided a theoretical critique of punishment and the role it plays in our society. Finally, we consider punishment outside of the prison setting, including key issues in contemporary community punishment practices. 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 Garland.
On completion of this subject, students will:
A 1,500 word essay (35%) due mid-semester, and a 2,500 word essay (65%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: This subject has a minimum Hurdle Requirement of 75% tutorial attendance. Regular participation in tutorials is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% 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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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:
This subject is available as Breadth to non-Bachelor of Arts students
Socio-legal Studies Major
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