Units of Study

SCLG2634 - Crime, Punishment and Society

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Desmond McDonnell
Email: desmond.mcdonnell@sydney.edu.au

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 knowledge, policing and prisons, and youth and juvenile justice.

Assessments

tutorial participation (10%) and 500wd paper and tutorial facilitation (20%) and 1500wd essay (30%) and 2500wd take-home exercise (40%)

Textbooks

unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, SLSS, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, LAW1100, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)

Prohibitions

SCLG2566

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG2634

Lecture

           

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