CRIME, LAW AND CULTURE

LST3CLC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, interdisciplinary scholarship and critical theory are used to examine the dynamic and complex relationship that exists between crime, law and culture. We examine a diverse range of offences and their representation in legal, criminological and popular domains. We explore how the manner in which crime is defined, enacted, dealt with and interpreted relates to ever changing cultural, political and economic contexts. We explore the significance of the representation of crime and law to broader issues of social order and power relations and also 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 3 - 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 LST22CSP, LST32CSP, LST2CLC,LST20CIC, LST30CIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWeekly readings available via LMS/library.PrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of how concepts such as community, identity, gender, class and race are constructed within representations of crime, law and culture.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial readings, discussions and online activities.

02. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the different ways in which expert and popular representations of crime and law are culturally informed and produced.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial readings, discussions and online activities.

03. Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of what constitutes an interdisciplinary approach to analysing crime, law and culture.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial readings, discussions and online activities.

04. Display a critical appreciation of the role that practices of representation play in shaping how crime and law are understood and responded to, professionally and popularly.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial readings, discussions and online activities.

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