Units of Study

SCLG2634 - Crime, Punishment and Society

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rebecca Scott Bray

Description

The unit introduces students to the analysis of crime, detection and punishment in their historical, social, political and cultural contexts. It discusses the major theoretical perspectives on the explanation of crime as well as the role and functions of punishment. It examines a range of issues in understanding crime and criminal justice, including the cultural life of crime, forensic knowledges, policing and prisons, and youth and juvenile justice.

Assessments

tutorial participation (10%), 1x500wd paper and tutorial facilitation (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%) and 1x2500wd take-home exam (40%)

Textbooks

unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

Two of SCLG1001, SCLG1002, SLSS1001, SLSS1002 or LAWS1100

Prohibitions

SCLG2566

 Monday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG2634

Lecture

             

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