CRIME, BODIES, CULTURE

LST2CCL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Every crime involves a body, whether that body be that of an offender, a victim or a witness. But are all bodies equally regarded in relation to crime and law?  In this subject, interdisciplinary scholarship and critical theory are used to examine the dynamic and complex relationship that exists between crime, bodies, law and culture. The ways in which bodies and their attributes are constructed and judged in relation to crime will be considered through the examination of a diverse range of offences and their representation in legal, criminological and popular domains. The significance of the representation of crime and law to broader issues of social order and power relations will be explored.  So too  the usefulness of critical interdisciplinary perspectives for understanding and responding to crime today.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Legal Studies subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities or Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LST2CSP, LST3CSP, LST2CLC, LST3CLC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical interdisciplinary scholarship on the relationship between crime, bodies, law and culture.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial discussions, readings, quizzes,
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Identify and assess the nature and impacts of different forms of representational practice upon understandings of crime and law.

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial discussion, audio-visual materials, reading, quizzes, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Recognize the significance that key concepts such as community, identity, gender and race play in representations of crime, law and culture.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial discussions, audio-visual materials, reading, quizzes, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to analysing crime and law.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial discussions, portfolio, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Nine 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"9 across semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online assessment tasks (equivalent to 1,000 words)30 01, 02, 03
One annotated portfolio of representations (equivalent to 1200 words)30 02, 03, 04
One 1800 word research essay40 01, 02, 03, 04