CRIM 307

Doing Time: Incarceration and Punishment


Examines punishment and incarceration as a complex social institution informed by a range of social relations and cultural meanings. Explores the way political, social and economic factors shape notions of law and order. Topics include: history of punishment and theories of incarceration, experiences of imprisonment and prison cultures, and various controversial issues in imprisonment, for example, privatisation, the use of solitary confinement, immigration detention, and prison abolition.

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Availability 2024

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Alice Mills


CRIM 307: 15 points


30 points at Stage II from Criminology or Global Politics and Human Rights