Casing the Joint - Introducing Histories of Crime, Certificate | Part time online | FutureLearn | United Kingdom
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Learn about historical approaches to the study of crime and punishment, particularly in Australia with Casing the Joint - Introducing Histories of Crime at The University of Newcastle Australia by FutureLearn.

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Crime holds a special place in Australian history, having facilitated colonisation, provided its most celebrated anti-hero in Ned Kelly and been used to sell millions of newspapers, books and movie tickets. Drawing upon a rich array of digital history resources, this course offers you a guided tour of the origins of Australian underworlds and of the study of the history of crime and punishment.

Key facts:

Casing the Joint - Introducing Histories of Crime at The University of Newcastle Australia by FutureLearn  will allow you to develop deeper understanding of the underworlds you will encounter in podcasts, televisions series and books.

You will develop a sense of the processes which occur when someone becomes entangled with the legal system, and you will know where you can go to find out more about an offender and a crime for yourself.

Programme Structure


  • Examination of the different ways in which people engage with, and study, crime

  • How British law was adapted to New South Wales and other Australian colonies

  • The impact of digitisation and online sources on the study of crime

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recommended for learners age 15+

  • This course is for anyone interested in history, criminal law, true crime and crime fiction. It would also suit those who are interested in researching crimes and criminal offenders.


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