- Code REGN8007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject RegNet
- Areas of interest Law, Sociology, Asia Pacific Studies, Criminology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course addresses the diversity, scale and character of violence beginning with a review of theoretical explanations about causes and concluding with an analysis of remedies for both individual and collective violence and aggression, with a particular focus on violence against women in Australia, Asia, and the Pacific. Both individual and collective events of violence are covered in this course through case studies such as mass violence, institutional forms of violence, and sexual offences. The course focuses on four main approaches - law, health, crime, and regulation. Policy and interventions by states, local communities, and civil society are examined, including the prevention and elimination of violence in different contexts will be critically discussed.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the key approaches to explaining violence.
- Analyse critically and compare the impact and responses on violence against women from law, health, crime, and regulation perspectives.
- Demonstrate critical understanding of the role of state and non-state actors and institutions in contributing to or in the prevention and elimination of violence against women in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
- Demonstrate capacity for evidence base research and evaluate strategies used to prevent and end violence.
- Demonstrate the capacity to communicate the main ideas about the causes of, and responses to, violence
- Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,5]
- Group presentation (10) [LO 2,3,5]
- Research and writing plan, 1000 words (20) [LO 3,4]
- Major essay, 3500 words (60) [LO 4,5]
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WorkloadThis course will require 30 contact hours and 130 hours workload in total.
Prescribed TextsHeitmeyer, John Hagan, eds International Handbook of Violence, Kluwer, 2003
Teasdale, Brent, and Mindy Bradley, eds. Preventing Crime and Violence. Springer, 2016.
Archer, Dane, and Rosemary Gartner. Violence and crime in cross-national perspective. Yale University Press, 1987.
Demmers, Jolle. Theories of violent conflict: An introduction. Routledge, 2016.
Renzetti, et al. Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, 2nd ed. California, Sage Publications (2011)
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