Units of Study

SCLG2634 - Crime, Punishment and Society

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Scott Bray


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.


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


unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre


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


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




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney