Units of Study

HSTY2671 - Law and Order in Modern America

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Glenn Thompson
Phone: +61 2 9351 2988
Email: michael.thompson@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit explores crime in the United States from Civil War to the present. It begins by examining historical approaches to crime, using murder as a case study. We look at the development of the criminal justice system, focusing on the police, the FBI, and extra-legal justice and lynching, and explore specific crimes: morals offenses; sex crimes; white-collar crime; and organized crime. Our focus is on the changing incidence, definitions and representation of crime in modern American culture and society.

Assessments

1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x250wd essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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HSTY2671

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