Punishment and the State examines the practice of punishment focusing on the different ways punishment has historically been understood, justified and implemented. The subject examines punishment as a social institution, through recognition of the relationship between formal forms of punishment and the mechanisms of social control embedded within everyday social practices. A range of perspectives on punishment are explored and applied to a critique of both the use of imprisonment as well as non- custodial 'alternatives'. Contemporary issues such as managerialism and privatisation, and the increasing emphasis on risk and actuarialism in custodial and community punishments, are also examined.
Centre for Law and Justice
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST203 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.