SCREENING CRIME AND JUSTICE

LCR3SCJ

2020

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, safe crime 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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically assess how crime and justice are represented on the screen
02. Demonstrate critical understanding of criminological theories with regards to tv-shows, film and documentaries
03. Show profound understand of the role of screens in crime and justice
04. Evaluate research and arguments about crime and justice on the screen

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Tutorial exercises (800 words equivalent) Approximately 8 exercises will be delivered across the 12 week semester, equivalent to 800 words in totalN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Student presentations (1000 words equivalent) Presentations will be delivered during seminarsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Research abstracts (500 words equivalent) Abstract delivered in preparation for research essayN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Research essay (2000 words equivalent) Final assessment at end of semesterN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Tutorial exercises (800 words equivalent) Approximately 8 exercises will be delivered across the 12 week semester, equivalent to 800 words in totalN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Student presentations (1000 words equivalent) Presentations will be delivered during seminarsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Research abstracts (500 words equivalent) Abstract delivered in preparation for research essayN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Research essay (2000 words equivalent) Final assessment at end of semesterN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4