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SOCL19072 - Criminality, Deviance and Social Control

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit outlines how and why certain types of behaviour come to be identified as bizarre, weird, deviant, unacceptable, alien and so on, and how these behaviours become subject to social control. In doing this, it explores the moral and political nature of the defining process. It also focuses on the comparison of delinquency with corporate crime, and examines drugs, sexual crimes, domestic violence and prostitution. Most of all, it considers the relationship between power and the labelling of some behaviours as socially unacceptable.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

SOCL11055 Introduction to Sociology And SOCL11056 Australian Society

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2013

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

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Feedback
Greater clarity for instructions on assessment items
Recommendation
Items have been revised, and instructions clarified
Action Taken
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Source: Student feedback
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Option for self-organised topics for assignments
Recommendation
Assignment topics are to be expanded to reflect contemporary concerns with criminality and social control issues in Australia.
Action Taken
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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the processes by which certain behaviour becomes identified as deviant.
  2. Understand the moral and political nature of the process by which deviancy, delinquency, corporate crime, sexual crime, domestic violence and so on are categorised.
  3. Comprehend and contrast various competing approaches to deviance, crime and social control.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination