- Code CRIM3005
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Centre for Social Research Methods
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Criminology
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Indigenous Australian Studies, Sociology, Criminology
- Academic career UGRD
- Giverney Ainscough
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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Contemporary societies comprise of diverse populations. Diversity can be the result of not only internal dimensions (such as ethnicity, gender, and age) but also different historical, social, and institutional processes with each population encountering unique risks and needs. One of the most consistent finding in criminology is that minority populations are over-represented at all stages of the criminal justice process both as victims and offenders. Hence, one of the critical issues in criminology today is addressing inequality within the criminal justice system and how to best cater to the needs of such diversity. In this course, students will be introduced to theoretical understanding of marginalisation and inequalities within the criminal justice system. Students will explore current responses to diverse populations and examine ways to reduce inequality within the criminal justice system. Diversity and Crime is a capstone unit for the Bachelor of Criminology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of marginalisation and inequality within the criminal justice system;
- explain key theoretical and practical issues in responding to diverse populations;
- use theory and understanding to assess approaches to reducing inequality within the criminal justice system; and
- analyse the complex role diversity and identity have in determining outcomes for individuals or populations encountering the criminal justice system.
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Written Assessment - Weekly Reflection (250 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Written Assessment - Essay (2500 words) (40) [LO 1,2]
- Written Assessment - Policy Brief (1500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: delivered either as a three hour weekly workshop or a three hour weekly combination of lecture and tutorial or 36 hours of workshops taught intensively
b) 94 hours of independent learning
Requisite and Incompatibility
There are no prescribed texts for this course. Set readings will be provided via Wattle.
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