SCREENING CRIME AND JUSTICE

LCR3SCJ

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


Images of crime arrest us. Whether at the movies or on screens at home, and whether fictionalised or documentary, crime on the screens entice us. This subject takes seriously screens as a cultural artefact of law and crime and examines the relationship between law, crime and screens through a combination of cinema screenings and face-to-face seminars,guided by readings accessed online. By exploring questions of representation and medium through topics such as consuming foreign crime, the CSI-effect, safecrime series, screens in trials, genocide films, technology facilitated sexual violence, and documentaries, students will develop sophisticated analytical skills necessary to critically assess the role and use of screens in relation to law and crime.


SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites complete 60 credit points LCR/LAW/LST coded subjects at level 1 and 60 credit points LCR/LAW/LST coded subjects at level 2

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingssuitable reading material will be made availabe on the subject LMSRecommendedvariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically assess how crime and justice are represented on the screen

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, international instruments), videos and associated activities. Discussions. Problem scenario.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

02. Demonstrate critical understanding of criminological theories with regards to tv-shows, film and documentaries

Activities:
Lectures / videos, readings, online discussion / problem based learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Show profound understand of the role of screens in crime and justice

Activities:
Lectures / videos, readings, problem scenario and role play.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Summarise research and arguments about crime and justice on the screen

Activities:
Lectures / videos, readings, briefing paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 15
One 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 15 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial exercises (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Mid-semester assessment (1600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Take home exam (1600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04