Crime in Rural Communities
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the historical and theoretical reasons for the urban-centric bias of research into crime and violence;
- understand and explain how characteristics of rural areas shape crime and its control;
- evaluate the diverse nature and statistical incidence of crime in rural communities; and
- apply independent judgement and understanding of how crime and violence impacts rural communities.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject provides students with a conceptual and empirical overview of the nature and incidence of crime and violence in rural and regional communities. Specific areas explored include: law and order politics; policing and crime prevention; farm crime; environmental crime; and youth crime, amongst others. This subject explicitly explores how crime and criminality is shaped by cultural geography and locational context. Importantly, the subject also provides an overview of a rapidly growing body of international research into rural crime.
Crime Profile: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Structured Participation: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Take Home Exam. 2 hours 15 min. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
- Crime Profile (45%)
- Structured Participation (10%)
- Take Home Exam (45%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Locating Crime in Context and Place: Perspectives on Regional, Rural and Remote Australia
Harkness, A., Harris, B. and Baker, D. (eds)
The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology
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