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SOCI304 Special Topic: Crime, Culture and Technology

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Exploration of mediated representations of crime and how these impact on societal understandings of, and responses to, crime; the changing relationships between technology, social media, crime and law enforcement practices.

Explores mediated representations of crime and how these impact on societal understandings of, and responses to, crime.  Addresses the changing relationships between technology, social media, crime and law enforcement practices.

Paper title Special Topic: Crime, Culture and Technology
Paper code SOCI304
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level CRIM, GEND or SOCI points or 54 200-level Arts points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
(i) SOCI304 may not be credited with SOCI204 taken in the same year. When the topics of the papers differ, SOCI304 and SOCI204 passed in different years may both be credited.
Eligibility

The paper is open to students who meet the prerequisites, and it is especially suitable for students taking the Criminology minor.

Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Coordinator and Lecturer: Dr Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour

Paper Structure

This paper will cover three key areas:

  1. Representations of crime
  2. Understanding crime in the era of social media
  3. The impact of technology on crime and crime control
Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this paper. Readings will be available on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will have

  • Developed a broad knowledge of key perspectives and debates around crime, media and technology.
  • Displayed knowledge of new technologies that have proven to be particularly socially transformative.
  • Demonstrated the ability to undertake critical thinking and reflection and to communicate theoretical ideas through analysis, written skills and oral presentation.

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-40
A2 Monday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-40
A3 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-40

Exploration of mediated representations of crime and how these impact on societal understandings of, and responses to, crime; the changing relationships between technology, social media, crime and law enforcement practices.

Explores mediated representations of crime and how these impact on societal understandings of, and responses to, crime. Addresses the changing relationships between technology, social media, crime and law enforcement practices.

Paper title Special Topic: Crime, Culture and Technology
Paper code SOCI304
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022, expected to be offered in 2024 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level CRIM, GEND or SOCI points or 54 200-level Arts points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
(i) SOCI304 may not be credited with SOCI204 taken in the same year. When the topics of the papers differ, SOCI304 and SOCI204 passed in different years may both be credited.
Eligibility

The paper is open to students who meet the prerequisites, and it is especially suitable for students taking the Criminology minor.

Contact

sgsc@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour

Paper Structure

This paper will cover three key areas:

  1. Representations of crime
  2. Understanding crime in the era of social media
  3. The impact of technology on crime and crime control
Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this paper. Readings will be available on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will have

  • Developed a broad knowledge of key perspectives and debates around crime, media and technology
  • Displayed knowledge of new technologies that have proven to be particularly socially transformative
  • Demonstrated the ability to undertake critical thinking and reflection and to communicate theoretical ideas through analysis, written skills and oral presentation

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2022, expected to be offered in 2024

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard