Race, Crime and Justice
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Undergraduate Level 3
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
This unit examines the contemporary and historical significance of 'race' in structuring patterns of law-breaking and the criminal justice system's response to Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, drawing largely on Australia; and it considers new forms of crime prevention and innovative justice practices.
Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the unit offering.
This is not an introductory unit, it is a third year unit. You must have a basic understanding of the first and second year criminology units.
At the completion of this unit students will have developed their knowledge of:
- the meanings and enactments of 'race' and routine racism in everyday life
- the historical, political, and legal contexts of Indigenous-white relations in Australia
- the key inquiries, cases, and legislation related to Indigenous-white relations
- statistical data on crime and imprisonment
- the meanings and subjectivities of offending and victimisation
- leading approaches to theorising pathways to law-breaking and race differences in rates of arrest and imprisonment
- innovative justice practices, and new forms of crime prevention and crime control.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||The colonial past and present|
|2||Pre-contact to practical reconciliation in Australia: a sweep through the 18th to 21st centuries|
|3||Legal and political milestones in the second half of the 20th century; the criminalising effects of social and welfare policies|
|4||Race, culture, and identities|
|5||Everyday racial encounters: the production of deviance, racial fear, and white superiority|
|6||The Northern Territory Emergency Response|
|8||The police and policing|
|9||Race, crime, and imprisonment: statistical patterns|
|10||Explanations for crime, part I: Indigenous (male) youth pathways to crime and criminalisation|
|11||Explanations for crime, part II: Socio-structural analyses of differences in rates of arrest and imprisonment (over-representation)|
|12||Alternatives to police and justice practices|
|13||Indigenous people in comparative context|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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