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Crime in Rural Communities
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- 26 Jun 2023
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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.
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- 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).
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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 unit provides you with a conceptual and empirical overview of crime in rural and regional communities in Australia and around the world. It explicitly explores how aspects of cultural geography and locational context impact upon the types, incidences and responses to crime and access to related services. You will explore a range of topics including family violence; drug and alcohol use; law and order politics; policing and crime prevention; farm crime; environmental crime; justice and Indigenous peoples; access to justice; and youth crime, amongst others.
Crime Profile: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Online Participation: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Take Home Exam: 2 hours 15 min. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
- Crime Profile - 2000 words (45%)
- Structured Participation - 1000 words (10%)
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs and 15 mins (45%)
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