HIST310 Being Bad: Sinners, Crooks, Deviants and Psychos

Updated: 13 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or CRIM or HINQ or HIST or RELS or SOCY or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Matthew Allen (mallen28@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit will examine the development of our attitudes and approaches to law and order through a study of some of the most infamous crimes and criminals in the British world between 1700 and 1900. A series of case studies ranging broadly over space and time, will be considered from both historical and criminological perspectives. This will reveal both changing patterns of deviance and criminal behaviour and the evolving efforts to regulate and prevent it. Students will learn how to find, use and evaluate evidence about crime and use it to understand the development of modern society.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge of important moments and individuals in the history of crime;
  2. apply well developed cognitive and communication skills to explain why case-studies are useful and important in the social sciences;
  3. demonstrate autonomy and well-developed judgement in finding, evaluating and synthesising evidence effectively; and
  4. apply initiative and judgment in the writing and presentation of evidence-based historical analysis, according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.