Units of Study

HSTY2671 - Law and Order in Modern America

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stephen Murray Robertson

Description

This unit will explore crime and punishment in the United States from Civil War to the present. It will be organised chronologically, and explore topics ranging from lynching, illegal abortion, prostitution, sexual violence, Prohibition and murder, to the death penalty, the rise of the police and FBI, organised crime, crime fiction, the 'prison-industrial complex', and terrorism. Our focus will be on changing incidence, definitions and representations, and what they reveal about the modern American culture and society.

Assessments

1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%) and 1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x1000wd take-home exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies

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