|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Rolando Ochoa Hernandez
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This unit examines crimes committed by powerful individuals and institutions: white collar crimes, corporate crimes and state crimes. From the Nazi death camps of WWII, to the Bhopal and BHP Gulf oil spill environmental disasters of more recent decades, the most harmful crimes are not those committed by offenders on the 'street', but rather by individuals and organisations occupying the most influential and privileged positions in our societies. This unit reorients the criminological gaze upwards, away from traditional street offenders and towards the most powerful criminals who occupy corporate boardrooms, parliaments and military organisations. Students will explore contemporary examples of each of these types of offence, examine the characteristics of powerful offenders, and address why crimes of this magnitude often go unaddressed by both contemporary criminologists and our systems of criminal justice.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Mid-Semester quiz||15%||No||Friday of Week 7|
|End of semester quiz||15%||No||Friday of Week 12|
|Final Essay||60%||No||Friday of Week 13 before 11:55 PM|
Students will have to actively participate in the class and external forums as needed.
A quiz with questions from the readings of weeks 1-7
Due Friday of week 7
A quiz with questions on the readings of weeks 8-13.
Due Friday of week 13.
Students will submit a 2,500 word essay. They choose a case of corporate or state crime and use it to illustrate and discuss the theoretical and empirical issues discussed in class.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
DELIVERY AND RESOURCES
THE UNIT CONSISTS OF 13 ONE-HOUR LECTURES.
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND/VIEW THE LECTURE.
PARTICIPATION IS EXPECTED OF ALL STUDENTS IN LECTURES AND TUTORIALS.
UNIT REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
• You should spend an average of 12 hours per week on this unit. This includes listening
to lectures prior to seminar or tutorial, reading weekly required materials as detailed in
iLearn, and preparing assessments.
• Internal students are expected to attend all seminar or tutorial sessions, and external
students are expected to make significant contributions to on-line activities.
• In most cases students are required to attempt and submit all major assessment tasks in
order to pass the unit
• The citations for all the required readings for this unit are available to enrolled students
through the unit iLearn site, and at Macquarie University's library site. Electronic copies
of required readings may be accessed through the library or will be made available by other means.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
• Computer and internet access are essential for this unit. Basic computer skills and skills
in word processing are also a requirement.
• This unit has an online presence. Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
• Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile
devices alone are not sufficient.
SUBMITTING ASSESSMENT TASKS
• All text-based assessment tasks are to be submitted, marked and returned electronically.
This will only happen through the unit iLearn site.
• Assessment tasks must be submitted as a MS word document by the due date.
• Most assessment tasks will be subject to a 'TurnitIn' review as an automatic part of the
• The granting of extensions of up to one week are at the discretion of the unit convener or
nominated delegate such as a tutor. Any requests for extensions must be before the due
date for the submission of the assessment task. Extensions beyond one week are
subject to the university’s Disruptions Policy
LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSESSMENT TASKS
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments - e.g. quizzes, online tests.
WORD LIMITS FOR ASSESSMENT TASKS
• Stated word limits include footnotes and footnoted references, but not bibliography, or
Word limits can deviate by 10%
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Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
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