Insights from criminology, social policy and sociology of crime into the study of key issues in crime, deviance and justice institutions.
This paper offers an introduction to the study of crime, criminology and criminal justice. It is a compulsory paper for the minor in Criminology. It explores key concepts and issues in crime, deviance, victimisation, justice and how these link with multiple responses to the problem of crime.
|Paper title||Crime, Justice and Society|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- SOCI 103 or 108 points
- SOCI 206
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator and Lecturers: Associate Professor Anita Gibbs, Dr Patrick Vakaoti
- Paper Structure
- Key topics will include:
- Exploring the criminological imagination
- What is crime, who becomes a criminal or a victim?
- Crime and the media
- Theories and explanations of crime
- The criminal justice system
- Responses to crime
- Restorative justice
- Crime policy and effectiveness
- Teaching Arrangements
- On-campus weekly lectures and tutorials over one semester.
- White, R., Haines, F. & Asquith, N. (2017) (6th Edition) Crime and Criminology, Sydney,
Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand. c NZ$110 from University bookshop.
Walkate, S. (2017) (3rd Edition) Criminology: The Basics, London, Routledge. E-book available from library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- This paper will provide an introduction to the study of crime in terms of its political, socio-economic and personal contexts, paying particular attention to problems of definition, causation and control. It also provides an interactive learning environment whereby the discussion of key issues, themes and experiences of criminal justice can occur. It will encourage learners to develop a personal understanding of crime and justice and the responses of society to these and, in doing so, increase their skills in communication and presentation of these.