Unit

School Of Social Sciences

Prisons, Punishment and Criminal JusticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102036.2

Discipline: CRIMINOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Selda Dagistanli


Equivalent Units
101558 - Prisons and Punishment

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
The demise of corporal punishment and the regular use of imprisonment are defining features of control in modern states. This unit provides an historical and sociological examination of the models, practices and justifications for punishment and incarceration. It begins with an overview of early liberal notions of the social contract, the modern movement away from corporal punishment towards incarceration, and criminology's emphasis on treatment, reform and rehabilitation. Following from this, the unit explores the development of probation and parole systems, decarceration, community corrections, mass imprisonment, and the contemporary control of risk and 'dangerous' populations. These themes are considered through the role of intersecting structural factors such as age, gender, sexuality, social class, racial/ethnic identity and disability, and the impact of imprisonment and corrections on different individuals and groups.


Courses
1655.7Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.8Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.9Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1667.3Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1667.4Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1706.3Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.4Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
1710.2Bachelor of CriminologyCONTINUING
1713.1Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social WorkCONTINUING
1733.1Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced)CURRENT
1793.1Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological StudiesCONTINUING
1793.2Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological StudiesCONTINUING
1807.1Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1807.2Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1808.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1808.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1818.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.4Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1842.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
2766.1Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2766.2Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2766.3Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2767.1Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2767.2Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2767.3Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
3654.3Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6005.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6023.1Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
6023.2Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
6025.1Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Criminal and Community JusticeCONTINUING


Specialisations

M1069.1Criminology and Criminal JusticeCURRENT




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