Sport and Crime
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between sport and criminal/deviant behaviour in a local and global context;
- identify and analyse the role of sport in criminal justice system, and the role of criminal justice system in sport;
- critically evaluate various types of offending and victimisation in sport and the impacts on society;
- identify key theoretical and practical approaches to critical debates in crime and sport; and
- evaluate the media representations of criminal/deviant behaviour in sport and the impact of publicity on sporting organisations, their members and players.
- 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Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
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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.
Sport has developed into a multi-billion dollar global industry, but with technological developments, new threats to the integrity of sport have emerged. This subject provides a critical introduction to the issues and debates relating to deviance and crime in the context of sport. Sport-related crime affects a wide-range of sporting codes and involves a broad range of individuals. In recent times large sporting events have been tarnished by corruption issues such as bribery, match-fixing, doping, trafficking, environmental crime; violence and other crime related scandals. The subject explores 'in-field' and 'off-field' deviant and criminal behavior in sports, and also considers sport as a means of crime prevention.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2 Reflective Journal: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 3 Written Assessment: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3,5
- Reflective Journal (40%)
- Written Assessment (40%)
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