Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, we explore legally sanctioned punishment as both a concept and a practice. We examine the philosophical, legal and social significance attached to punishment as a response to crime and disorder, as well as the different ways in which punishment has been understood, manifested and analysed. Major shifts in practices of punishment are considered, with particular attention being paid to the emergence, nature and role of the modern prison and community corrections.

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 30 credit points of second year Legal Studies and 30 credit points of any second year Humanities or Social Sciences subjects, or subject coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects LST2PIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPIC materials book available from La Trobe BookshopPrescribedN/AN/A

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Subject not currently offered - Subject options not available.