[Not offered in 2022]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||College of Arts, Society & Education|
This subject investigates crime and punishment as key motifs of Australian history from colonisation through to the early twenty-first century. Commencing with the incarceration and transportation of convicts from the late eighteenth century, Crime and Punishment investigates frontier lawlessness and violence, political and armed uprisings, dishonesty and corruption, and their penalties across the nineteenth century. Into the twentieth century, the subject investigates the codification of law and separation into state and federal jurisdictions. Topics include, organised and disorganised crime, gangs and the underworld, narcotics and prostitution, individual and corporate crimes, and protest and sedition. It concludes with an assessment of contemporary criminality, crime solving, sentencing regimes, and detention practices. Each topic area includes a parallel investigation of the construction and consumption of crime and punishment as culture through an examination of folk traditions, media representations, literary and artistic treatments, and dramatisation through radio, film and television.
|Prerequisites:||ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: BA1001, BA1002, CU1010, CY1001, EL1001,HI1302, SS1010.|
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