- Code CRIM2008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Criminology
- Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Sociology, Demography, Security Studies More...
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Michael Roettger
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2017
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Increasingly, research in criminology and allied disciplines has focused the effects of incarceration and criminal justice involvement on offenders, families, communities, vulnerable populations, and society as a whole. Drawing on historical trends, theory, and research on the 'collateral consequences' of incarceration, this course will seek to understand the comparative effects of punishment between Australia and the U.S. In doing so, this course will comparatively examine Australia's focus on human rights and rehabilitation with the rise of mass incarceration and 'tough on crime' policies in the United States that have coincided with the War on Drugs and War on Crime. A major component of this course will be understanding how criminal justice policies differentially impact Indigenous Australians and U.S. minorities, two groups which face substantially higher rates of incarceration and collateral consequences when compared with the general populations of both countries. While focusing on comparing punishment between Australia and the U.S., punishment paradigms in other regions will also be covered.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Source and evaluate information and data about the effects of criminal justice punishment on individuals, families, communities, and society as a whole.
- Display a critically-informed understanding of the consequences of criminal justice punishment among individuals, groups, and society.
- Compare the differences in administration and effects of punishment in both Australia and the United States, including inequalities experienced among minority populations in each country.
- Discuss research and present findings, both orally and in the written form.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation (5%) (LO 1 & 4)
Tutorial Presentation (10 Minutes) (20%) (LO 1, 2 & 4)
Major Essay (2500 words) (40%) (LO 1, 2, 3, & 4)
Take home exam ( Multiple Choice and Short Essay, 1 week) (35%) (LO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 11 hours of tutorials
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Clear, Todd and Natasha Frost. 2015. The punishment imperative: The rise and failure of mass incarceration in America. New York: NYU PressFoucault, Michael. 1995. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison (A. Sheridan, Trans.). New York: Vintage Books
Weatherburn, Donald. 2014. Arresting Incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous Imprisonment. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
Assumed KnowledgeThis course is taught assuming students have some basic understanding of sociology and criminology.
Areas of Interest
- Policy Studies
- Security Studies
- Human Rights
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4567||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|