PUNISHMENT IN CONTEXT

LST2PIC

2015

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.

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 Humanitites or Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LST3PIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAvailable electronically via LMSPrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and examine key trends and issues in relation to the practice of punishment in Western societies, past and present.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial readings, discussions and activities; take-home exam; essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

02. Identify and explain the key elements of different theoretical approaches to the study of punishment.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial readings, discussions and activities; take-home exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Write an essay that demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing punishment.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial readings, discussions and activities; essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
five online assessment tasks equivalent to 400 words each50 02, 01
one 2,000-word essay50 03