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HIS3105 Criminal Underworlds: Crime and Society Since 1800
Credit Points: 15

Popular interest in crime and criminal underworlds has flourished since the nineteenth century to such an extent that crime is one of the most read, watched and researched genres in popular culture and history. This crime history unit examines the networks, organisations and sub-cultures of criminal underworlds since 1800. Underworlds reveal much about society at the time, particularly social, political and legal perceptions of crime and constructions of criminal underworlds through media, film and television. Through the use of case studies, students will gain an understanding of different individuals and groups making up criminal underworlds and organised crime. These are the worlds of Victorian thieves, body snatchers, bootleggers, American mobsters, post-WWII British gangsters and modern transnational organised crime networks.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUSUHistory Major
MIAAFWHistory Minor
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