Prisons and Punishment
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- 28 Feb 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent knowledge of key institutions and policies of punishment in the Criminal Justice System, with an ability to communicate this to others;
- review and critically analyse the social forces that transform policies and institutions of punishment in the Criminal Justice System;
- independently apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to address complex issues relating to penology; and
- demonstrate autonomy and judgement through research abilities and written analysis.
- 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.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- 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 an introduction to penology and the sociology of punishment. It begins by studying the philosophical and sociological theories of punishment and the history of prisons and punishment. We also consider penal policy making, exploring why it is that some modes of punishment are prioritised over others. The subject concludes by examining debates in penal reform, paying particular attention to specific issues such as the privatisation of prisons, indigenous incarceration, women in prison, prisoner health including mental illness, human rights and the impact of incarceration upon individuals and society.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (50%)
Current study term: 27 Feb 22 to 27 May 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.