CULT 3018 Perspectives in Criminology

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102037

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Description Contemporary criminological knowledge typically concerns explanations of offending, victimisation, prevention and safety, but debates about these matters also reflect unequal power, social division and exclusion. The unit will focus on the criminological concern with offenders across all domains, with particular attention to crimes of the powerful. Additionally, it will analyse the impacts of the blurred lines between the public and private, the national and global, citizens and aliens, as well as evidence about the expansion of more intensive forms of governance in national and global contexts.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CULT 1005 AND
CULT 1024

Equivalent Subjects CULT 3006 - Contemporary Perspectives in Criminology

Restrictions Successful completion of 80 credit points including the pre-requisite subjects listed above.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the recent perspectives in criminology.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of �ecrimes of the powerful�f including white collar, corporate/transnational, state crime and crimes against nature.
  3. Apply different theoretical models of understanding state and global power.

Subject Content

The impact of contemporary models in criminology
Globalisation and the changing nature of criminal justice
Neoliberalism and shifting forms of crime prevention
Transnational crimes and the impact of its counter-measures
Law and order trends
Corporate and environmental crimes
Crime, space and social exclusion
State crimes, war crimes and crimes against humanity
Torture and detention without trial
Privatisation and the growth of criminal justice
Terrorism and counter-terrorism
Global criminal justice administration

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Annotated Bibliography 1,500 words 50 N Individual
Essay 1,500 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Liverpool

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Online

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

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