LAWS6048 - Explaining Crime
- Examine the relevance of theory to the process of explaining crime as a social phenomenon.
- Analyse the history of criminological thought.
- Assess contemporary approaches to criminological explanation including the influence of feminism and postmodernism.
- Examine the cross-disciplinary nature of efforts to understand crime, criminality and their causes.
- Explore the links between criminological theory and the development of public policy.
Crime and criminality; crime and the individual; crime and sociological explanations; Marxism and critical criminology; gender and crime; neopositivism and administrative criminology; the influence of Foucault, Garland and Braithwaite; republicanism and restorative justice; diverse directions in theoretical criminology.
Semester 1 2013
Monday Evenings, 6-8pm
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x Take-Home Exam (40%)
- 1 x 3,500-4,000 Word Essay (60%)
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.