Law and Order in Modern America (HSTY2671)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

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