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ASC320 - Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:A Macgarvey
Prerequisite:

At least eight credit points towards your degree.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ASL320
Contact hours: This unit is offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only - there will be no face-to-face teaching.
Note: While this unit will discuss the social changes around sexual identity and the internet, as well as sex crimes on the net, students will not be required to, nor be able to, access internet pornography sites. University policy clearly states that users of university servers are prohibited from accessing pornographic or other such sites and the unit team thoroughly endorses this policy.
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This fully on-line unit will explore the way that electronic modes of communication and the emergence of virtual communities are transforming the way we live. This unit examines issues such as the presentation of the self in virtual networks, social relations online, new forms of criminal behaviour and the regulatory responses to these developments. Importantly, the techniques of social science research and theory will be used to evaluate and understand these developments. This unit will enable students to research the area and critically enhance their capacity to understand how virtual forms of communication and interaction raise new dilemmas for the study of crime and justice, social relations and identity. A range of disciplines (sociology, criminology and gender studies) are used to understand these changes and provide the means to actively participate in deliberation on how living in the electronic age produces both continuity and change to our sense of self, society and space.

Assessment

Reflective journal: 30%
Research Report: 50%

Quiz: 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2338$2516

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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