Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will be delivered intensively from 9:00am - 5:00pm on 15, 16, 22, 23 May 2015. |
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Criminology at Undergraduate level
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CoordinatorDr Juliet Rogers
Dr. Juliet Rogers
Mass violence inflicted by states and groups have a prolonged effect on communities and nations. This subject considers the forms of trauma people experience as a response to these forms of violence and explores how this trauma propels calls for apologies, truth commissions, retribution and torture. The subject employs psychoanalytic theory and practice to consider what it means to be traumatised and what it means to seek remedies from law. Legal practices, apologies and demands for reconciliation will be discussed as methods of responding to the rage, pain and mourning that trauma demands. The course will be divided into 4 sections dealing with – trauma, torture, testimony and reconciliation. In these sections we will look at events in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Australia and Nazi Germany, where legal mechanisms, apologies and vengeance have been utilised as responses to events such as genocide, terrorist acts, hostile occupation, and war. Note – some of the content of this course may be distressing.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
•Employ understandings of psychoanalytic theories of trauma and know how to apply some of these theories to their practice in the field.
•understand the effects of torture on a body and on a society;
• consider the application of law, torture and ideas of reconciliation in relation to theories of justice; • understand the role of legal rhetoric and policy in its relation to some practices of punishment, prohibition and incarceration;
•Understand different ideas of reconciliation and the implications of their application in differing contexts.
A 1000-word reflective essay (20%) due during the semester, and a 4000-word research essay (80%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, seminar attendance is compulsory on all 4 days. Regular participation in class 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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A Subject Reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should:
It is recommended that students who take this subject also take CRIM90007 Genocide, State Crime and the Law. Students who have undertaken CRIM90017 Violence, Trauma and Human Rights are not able to undertake this subject.
100 Point Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics |
100 Point Master of Criminology
100 Point Master of Development Studies
100 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Criminology
150 Point Master of Development Studies
150 Point Master of Journalism
200 Point Master of Criminology
200 Point Master of Development Studies
200 Point Master of Journalism
200 points Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics
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