Crime in Rural Communities
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- 29 Jun 2020
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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 criminological and sociological research into crime and violence;
- critically analyse and deconstruct law and order policies, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others;
- evaluate the diverse nature and statistical incidence of crime in rural communities; and
- apply independent judgement and understanding of how crime and violence impacts specifically on Indigenous 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
- EquipmentDetails - 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).
- SoftwareDetails - 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
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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 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: the racialisation of crime in Indigenous communities; crime prevention in rural communities; family violence; farm crime; environmental crime and law and order politics in rural contexts. The subject also provides an overview of a small but growing body of international research into rural crime.
Crime Profile: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Tutorial/Online Participation: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Take Home Exam. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Crime Profile (45%)
- Tutorial/Online Participation (10%)
- Take Home Exam (45%)
Locating Crime in Context and Place: Perspectives on Regional, Rural and Remote Australia
Harkness, A., Harris, B. and Baker, D.
The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology
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