CRIME, BODIES, CULTURE
Credit points: 15
Every crime involves a body, whether that body be that of an offender, a victim or a witness. But are all bodies equally regarded in relation to crime and law? In this subject, interdisciplinary scholarship and critical theory are used to examine the dynamic and complex relationship that exists between crime, bodies, law and culture. The ways in which bodies and their attributes are constructed and judged in relation to crime will be considered through the examination of a diverse range of offences and their representation in legal, criminological and popular domains. Th e significance of the representation of crime and law to broader issues of social order and power relations will be explored. So too the usefulness of critical interdisciplinary perspectives for understanding and responding to crime today.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
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 subjectsLST2CLC OR LST3CLC
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies
Twelve 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Nine 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"9 across semester."
|Online assessment tasks (equivalent to 1,000 words)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|One annotated portfolio of representations (equivalent to 1200 words)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|One 1800 word research essay||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|