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Risk, Fear and Insecurity - LAWS6888

Year - 2020

This unit considers the significance of anxiety, 'fear of crime', risk and insecurity in the late modern world. It uses sophisticated analytical tools to discuss both the supposed growth in 'fear of crime' and the emergence of an array of technologies aimed at the reduction of crime risks. It also critically examines just what 'fear of crime' might actually be and how newspapers, security products, and insurance can be sold to us using the hook of our own anxieties. It also examines the anxieties related to terrorism and threats to national security and sovereignty.

May 8, 9 & 22, 23 (9-5)

topic summary (compulsory but not assessed) and 3000wd essay (40%) and 4000wd policy assessment assignment (60%)

Lee, M (2007) Inventing Fear of Crime, Willan, Devon

Additional information
Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive June

25 May 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 12 Jun 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Murray Lee
HECS Band: 1
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