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Liberty and Order (6 points)


Leader: Dr David Baker

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit explores the tension between concepts of liberty and order within the context of public order policing of civil disturbances such as protest marches and riots. Various theories and strategies of crowd behaviour, lawful protest, riot-as-protest, public safety, order maintenance, coercion, violence, police militarisation, power and state criminality will be explored. Police intervention strategies will be explored in the context of various forms of public disorder and dissent. The unit analyses the dual policing functions of law enforcement and peace-keeping, often contradictory functions, within the environment of balancing civil liberties and social order.

Assessment: Tutorial participation: 10% + Tutorial presentation (equivalent to 500 words): 10% + Essay (2000 words): 40% + Exam (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: Semester One

Prerequisites: CJC1001/1002 (These units are only prerequisites if the student wishes to undertake a CJC major. This unit can be taken as an elective without prerequisites.)

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