Crime and Society
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Apply criminological terms and concepts in the study of crime and criminal justice.
- Explain specific crimes and crime categories, with awareness of relevant measurement issues.
- Analyse the power relations and inequalities associated with criminalisation processes.
- Communicate your ideas clearly in verbal and written forms.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
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This is a foundational subject in Criminology. You will focus on criminological approaches to understanding crime and criminalisation. The subject will introduce various categories of crime (e.g. property crime and violent crime) and debates about what counts as crime and harm (e.g. crimes of the powerful versus the less powerful). You will engage not only with research that highlights patterns of crime but also with important critiques about the measurement of crime. The subject invites you to consider the relationships between specific social groups (e.g. young people, women, Indigenous people) and the criminal justice system.
- Short Written Assignment (30%)
- Fortnightly Online Quiz (15%) and In-Class or Online participation (10%) (25%)
- Essay Plan & Annotated Bibliography (20%)
- Essay (25%)
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