Justice and Crime
Contemporary key thinkers present cutting-edge criminology questions on penal politics, policing, media and crime, restorative justice and state crime. Probe the relationship between research and policy in linking knowledge to social change.
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- 29 May 2023
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Apply new theoretical knowledge and analytic skills required to understand and respond to emerging crime and justice problems globally.
- Critically reflect on established criminological and criminal justice theories in analysing emerging crime and justice problems
- Critically assess and use scholarship and data relevant to understanding and responding to emerging crime and justice problems
- Demonstrate a global and comparative perspective to the study of criminology and criminal justice
- Understand crime and justice in Australia within its global and international context.
- Understand the international and global character of contemporary crime and justice problems.
- Introduction: Orientation to the unit and readings
- Globalization and contemporary crime: Frameworks and concepts
- Comparing crime: The global landscape of violence.
- Comparing Justice: Imprisonment and prison conditions across the globe.
- Monitoring the treatment of prisoners globally: Institutions and instruments.
- International Crimes: Genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity
- Addressing International and Atrocity Crimes: International courts and and transitional justice
- Transnational Corporations and Human Rights violations.
- Corruption: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives
- Culture, contested values and crime: Honour killing
- Reducing violence globally: Learning from history, policies, practices
- Globalisation and the future of crime and justice in Australia and Europe: The year 2030
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- GRF-CCJ705 (Not currently available)
- GRF-MCCJ7005 (Not currently available)
No additional requirements
This subject examines the major, cutting-edge questions for criminology today. These include penal politics, policing, media and crime, restorative justice, the prison and state crime. It introduces students to the contemporary key thinkers and contributors in the field in Australia and overseas. Attention is given to the relationship between research, policy and politics in linking knowledge to social change.
In this subject, students will read and discuss challenging and thought-provoking work of both Australian and international scholars in the field of criminology and criminal justice. As the purpose of the subject is to deepen students' understanding of criminolology through examining cutting-edge theory and research, the issues of focus will vary, but may include penal politics, policing, restorative justice and other emerging innovations, trafficking, transnational crime and state crime.
Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the subject offering.
- Assignment — Blog entry (20%)
- Essay (50%)
- Discussion Board Portfolio (30%)
Current study term: 28 May 23 to 27 Aug 23
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