School of Social and Cultural Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for CRIM 312 in 2015.

CRIM-312 – Punishment and Modern Society

Points:20Prerequisites:As for CRIM 311
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Social & Cultural StudiesRestrictions:None

The historical development of modern punishment, with particular reference to New Zealand, and its relationship to broader social and political change. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Set Text

A prepared book of student notes, with readings for all lectures, must be purchased for this course. Available from vicbooks, ground floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

The following books are recommended reading: 

Pratt, John (2002), Punishment and Civilization: penal tolerance and intolerance in modern society, New York: Routledge.

Pratt, John (2006), Penal Populism, London: Sage.

Pratt, John (2013), Contrasts in Punishment: an explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism, New York: Routledge.

Pratt, John (2013), A Punitive Society: Falling Crime and Rising Imprisonment in New Zealand, Wellington: Bridget Williams Books Ltd.

Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Campus.

Trimester 1 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
1107 2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Mon, Wed1610 - 1800Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT002John Pratt
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Mon, Wed1610 - 1800Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT002

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.