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SOCI304 Special Topic: Crime, Culture and Technology

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 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
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Prerequisite
18 200-level SOCI, GEND, or CRIM points or 54 200-level Arts points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
(i) SOCI 304 may not be credited with SOCI 204 taken in the same year. When the topics of the papers differ, SOCI 304 and SOCI 204 passed in different years may both be credited.
Teaching staff

Coordinator and Lecturer: Dr Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour

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.
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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.

Eligibility

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

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

Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Second Semester

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