Posted: June 4th, 2015
This assessment takes the form of a research essay. This means that in addition to demonstrating your familiarity with the concepts, themes, issues and materials canvassed in ‘Punishment in Context’ you will be required to undertake some independent research.
In completing your essay, you are required to use:
Submission: Essays must be submitted electronically via the ‘Research Essay Submission’ link which will be made available on the LMS site. You will be able to submit drafts until the due date. You should aim to have a similarity reading no higher than 15% – the lower the better.
Extensions: Please note that extensions can only be granted in exceptional circumstances. The policy on penalties and extensions can be found in the Department of Social Inquiry Rules on the PIC LMS site. Any requests for extensions should be directed by email to your tutor. If you are experiencing severe and unexpected difficulties you may apply for special consideration through the following link: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/special-consideration
SELECT OPTION 1 OR OPTION 2
Select one question from Section A below. Then select a topic you wish to discuss in relation to that question from Section B. Make sure the question and the topic are a suitable match. Make sure that your chosen question and topic are specified on the title page of your essay.
Section A: Questions
Section B: Topics
Human Rights and Punishment
Violence in prisons
Punishment as a Gendered Issue
Punishment as a Raced Issue
Punishment and the Media
Prisoners Post-Release Experiences
Strip Searching in Prison
Punishment and Poverty
Prisoners and Citizenship
Imprisonment and Prisoner Rehabilitation
Public Attitudes to Punishment
The Registration of Sex Offenders
Punishment and Immigration Detention
Punishment and Politics
Penal and Welfare Regimes
The Prison as a ‘total institution’
The Spectacle of Punishment
Punishment and Psychology
Deaths in Custody (Australia)
Indigenous Imprisonment in Australia
Imprisonment, Health and Wellbeing
Prison Industries and Prison Labour
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