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.

FacultyFaculty 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.


Incompatible subjects LST22CSP, LST32CSP, LST2CLC,LST20CIC, LST30CIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWeekly readings available via LMS and/or e-reserve in the library.PrescribedN/AN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
One 1,800-word research essay40
One Annotated Portfolio of Representations (equivalent 1,200 words)30
Three online assessment tasks (equivalent to 350 words each)30