Examines the relations between crime and the law in England and Australia from the middle ages to the present. The unit discusses the origins of the criminal law system, the changing roles of state and community in the regulation of conduct, and the changing nature and definition of crime and criminal activity. It considers the history of the courts, the police and the prison system, and the ways they define and deal with a range of crimes and social problems over a broad period of time. The assumption of the unit is that a knowledge of history fosters both an understanding of, and a critical engagement with, the criminal justice system as it operates today. Emphasis will be given to topics that bear on contemporary issues, and, where appropriate and possible, to Tasmanian case studies. Interested students will have the opportunity to conduct primary research on aspects of the Tasmanian criminal justice system.
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
Resource supported teaching & learning - H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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