This course will analyse contemporary phenomena of crime and deviance using innovative criminological theories that are relevant to all social science disciplines. It will provide an understanding of the intersection of knowledge, discourse, power, and forms of state governance. Topics may include risk society, governmentality, class and gender theories, and how aspects of globalisation and science have transformed the nation-states engagement with crime, deviance and security.
This course provides the opportunity for students to integrate and consolidate knowledge and skills learned throughout the Criminology Major, enabling them to articulate a clear analysis of crime, criminality, and victimisation within society as influenced through institutional power.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand the different approaches to the study of power and crime.
2. Articulate a clear analysis of crime, criminality, and victimisation within society as influenced by institutional power.
3. Contrast primary and secondary source material in the study of crime and criminality.
4. Identify bias within source material.
5. Evaluate the impact of crime on people of varying gender, race, class, and social economic status.
6. Explain the connection between state power and definitions of crime and deviance.
The course will include discussion of crime and power across the following dynamic areas: Gender; race; class; youth crime and deviance; financial and corporate crime; violent crime; terrorism; criminal victimisation; policing and crime prevention; the influence of the media.
CRIM1010 or CRIM1020, plus 20 CRIM or SOCA coded units at 2000 level
Essay: Essay (50%)
Report: Written assessment (35%)
Quiz: Blackboard quizzes x 3 (15%)
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks starting in week 2
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