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2013 HGA244 Green Criminology and Environmental Crime

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HGA344

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HGA244 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

This unit can be taken in other courses
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DESCRIPTION

Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns. First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on how environmental harm is socially constructed. Second, to investigate the nature of regulatory mechanisms and the social control of environmental crime, by considering issues surrounding law enforcement practices, compliance mechanisms, prosecution, and crime prevention as these pertain to the environment. Third, to investigate the nature of the relationship between changes to specific environments and the criminalisation process, with particular reference to the causes and contexts of environmental crime, the social processes that underpin environmental victimisation, and how the law is mobilised in relation to conflicts over environmental issues. The unit provides an overview of contemporary developments in green criminology, and in doing so offers a theoretical understanding of key concepts and debates pertaining to environmental crime, and exposure to concrete case studies relating to the regulation of environmental harm.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

HGA244: 1,000-word scoping paper (10%), 3,000-word assignment (40%), Exam (50%)

HGA344: 1,000-word scoping paper (10%), 3,500-word assignment (40%), Exam (50%)

TEACHING PATTERN:

2-hr lecture weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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REQUISITE INFO
Prereq Successful completion of 25% in HGA1xx

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Prof R White

FEES
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KEY

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