Casing the Joint: Introducing Histories of Crime
Duration: 3 weeks | Cost: FREE - Certificate for US$49 | Recommended for learners aged 15+ | Effort: 1-2 hours per week | Level: Intermediate
Delve beyond true crime podcasts, books and television series
Crime holds a special place in Australian history, having facilitated colonisation, provided its most celebrated anti-hero in Ned Kelly and been used to sell millions of newspapers, books and movie tickets. Drawing upon a rich array of digital history resources, this course offers you a guided tour of the origins of Australian underworlds and of the study of the history of crime and punishment.
You will develop a sense of the processes which occur when someone becomes entangled with the legal system, and you will know where you can go to find out more about an offender and a crime for yourself.
What you'll learn
- Introduction to the major trends in the history of crime and punishment in Australia.
- Examination of the different ways in which people engage with, and study, crime.
- How British law was adapted to New South Wales, Victoria and other Australian colonies.
- The impact of digitisation and online sources on the study of crime.