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CRIM2604: Race, Law and Justice

2024 unit information

This unit will examine histories and continuing legacies of colonialism and racialisation and their interaction with legal systems and criminalisation. Topics covered could include dispossession and theft of sovereignty in settler colonial nations, structural racism and its relation to law, racialised policing and profiling, mass incarceration policies and movements by Indigenous peoples and people of colour to achieve social and legal justice.

Unit details and rules

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Sociology and Criminology

Code CRIM2604
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Socio-Legal Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Criminology
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Recognise the historical, legal, political, social, economic and cultural considerations relevant to understanding racism and its effects
  • LO2. Form an appreciation of key theories that can be applied to understand the complex relationship between race, law and social and legal justice
  • LO3. Form an appreciation of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the struggle for social and legal justice.
  • LO4. Develop a critical stance on issues pertaining to race and its relationship to law and justice
  • LO5. Explore and evaluate social and legal justice approaches that respond to colonialism, settler colonialism and racism

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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