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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorial discussions, audio-visual materials, reading, quizzes, essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

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


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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical interdisciplinary scholarship on the relationship between crime, bodies, law and culture.
02. Identify and assess the nature and impacts of different forms of representational practice upon understandings of crime and law.
03. Recognise the significance that key concepts such as community, identity, gender and race play in representations of crime, law and culture.
04. Demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to analysing crime and law.

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