HSY311 History Of Crime And Punishment Essay
To write an essay in response to one of the questions below.
An essay of 3,000 to 3,200 words in length (excluding bibliography / reference list and in-text / footnote references).
You will prepare an essay according to standard essay conventions, with appropriate referencing and a list of references.
▪ 1. Content and Information: Assessment of the understanding of historical background, context and facts as well as the depth of answer to the essay question.
▪ 2. Argument and Interpretation: Assessment of how well the essay interprets the historical context and facts; and how well an explicit and coherent argument is constructed and supported by evidence.
▪ 3. Engagement with Evidence: Assessment of how well source materials are used in constructing and supporting an argument.
▪ 4. Research: Assessment of the breadth and depth of research. This is an assessment of both the number and quality of sources. At least ten (10) academic sources must be used.*
▪ 5. Structure and Written Expression: Assessment of how well the essay is structured in terms of a logical sequence of ideas and information to answer the essay question and to support an argument. Paragraph and sentence structure will be assessed as well as the fluency of the text, with a particular focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling.
▪ 6. Referencing: Assessment of appropriate referencing in accordance with academic conventions.
Monday, Week 10 at 11.59pm AEST
* Academic sources are books, book chapters and journal articles. Primary sources also count as academic sources. However, websites are NOT considered to be academic sources and will not count towards the minimum number of required sources. Instructions This task involves writing a research essay of a required 3,000 to 3,200 words (excluding bibliography / reference list and in-text / footnote references). You must use a minimum of ten (10) academic sources. Up to two (2) sources from the course readings will count towards the minimum number of academic sources. The essay must be submitted by 11:59pm AEST on the due date. Essays are to be submitted online via the SafeAssignment facility available under the relevant “Assessment” link on the course website at Learning@Griffith. Essay Questions You must answer one of the following questions:
1. Martin Ingram suggests that a “key feature of the century after 1560, marking it out from
preceding regimes of moral regulation, was an insistence on harsher punishment for moral transgressions” [‘Reformation of manners in early modern England’ in P. Griffiths, A. Fox and S. Hindle ed., The Experience of Authority in Early Modern England (London, 1996)]. Discuss and explain.
2. Was the increase in crimes punishable by death in eighteenth-century Britain – the so-called ‘Bloody Code’ – a deliberate tactic of the ruling class to manipulate the poor and maintain socio- political control, as argued by some scholars such as Douglas Hay?
3. Was convict transportation from Britain to Australia an effective deterrent to crime during the
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?
4. To what extent were prisons in nineteenth-century Britain both reformative as well as punitive? Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many words do I need to write? And can I write more or less? The required length of the essay is between 3,000 and 3,200 words. There will be a penalty if you write less. You should also not write substantially more than this length as that will also be penalised. See the Schedule of Penalties for Essays under the appropriate assessment link on the course website at Learning@Griffith. The word count includes direct quotes in the text but does not include the bibliography / reference list or in-text / footnote references.
2. What do I need to do in my essay? First and most importantly, you need to answer the essay question. Your answer must build an argument; engage with academic sources to support your argument; be clearly expressed and have a logical sequence of ideas; be based around a conventional essay structure; and be appropriately referenced.
3. What line spacing should I use in my essay? Essays should have double line spacing.
4. Where can I get more information about how to write an essay? See the Essay Writing Guidelines under the appropriate assessment link on the course website at Learning@Griffith.
5. What is an academic source? For the most part, these are books, book chapters and journal articles.
Academic sources also include primary source documents. Websites, Wikipedia etc. do not count as academic source materials and will not count towards the minimum number of required sources.
6. How many academic sources do I need to use? You must use a minimum of ten (10) academic sources
in your essay. Up to two (2) sources from the course readings will count towards the minimum number of academic sources.
7. What referencing format should I use? You can use any referencing format in the essay, as long as it is
consistent throughout. For information on the Harvard system, see the Referencing Guidelines under the appropriate assessment link on the course website at Learning@Griffith.
8. Do I need to include page numbers in my references? Yes, you should always cite the relevant page
number(s) in your references. All in-text references or footnotes (not just those for direct quotes) must include page numbers. If you use a referencing format (such as APA or AGLC) that includes page numbers only for direct quotes, you will need to modify the format to include page numbers and ensure the essay complies with the task requirements. Penalties will apply for non-compliance – see the Schedule of Penalties for Essays under the appropriate assessment link on the course website at Learning@Griffith.
9. Do I need a reference list or bibliography? Yes, you need to include a list of references or bibliography at the end of your essay.
10. Do I need a cover page? No, you do not need a cover page. However, you must include your name; the
tutor’s name; the essay question; the word count (less notes and bibliography); and the referencing format used on the first page.
11. How can I check my essay draft for text-matching before submitting? Please see the information on the following webpage for instructions on how to check your draft essay for text-matching: https://studenthelp.secure.griffith.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1616/kw/Safe%20assign%20rough%20d raft
12. How do I submit the essay? Essays are to be submitted through the SafeAssignment upload facility under
the appropriate assessment link on the course website at Learning@Griffith. For information on how to submit using SafeAssignment, see the SafeAssignment Guidelines under the appropriate assessment link on the course website at Learning@Griffith.
13. Do I need to submit a hardcopy of the essay? No, you do not need to submit a hardcopy of the essay.
14. Can I email the essay to my tutor or the Course Convenor? No, essays should not be sent by email to either the tutor or the Course Convenor.
15. By what time do I need to submit on the due date? You must submit by 11:59pm on the due date.
16. I’m having trouble with my essay. Where can I get help? In the first instance, you should talk with
your tutor as soon as possible. You can also seek help through peer study groups and library workshops.
17. How do I apply for an extension and what grounds are acceptable for asking for an extension? All requests for an extension of time for an assessment item must be submitted online using the form available on the following web page:
https://www.griffith.edu.au/students/assessment-exams-grades/submitting- assignments/assignment-extension If you are applying for an extension of time, your application must be submitted through the online application form by the due date. Your application must also include appropriate documentation to support the grounds on which you are requesting your extension of time. You can make a request for an extension of time on one of two grounds, as follows: medical or other (e.g., family or personal circumstances, employment- related circumstances, unavoidable commitments). Requests for an extension of time sent by email will not be considered. If you feel your situation is likely to impact on more than just this assessment item, you should make a formal application for Special Consideration. Please note that Special Consideration applications must be received within three (3) business days of an assessment item being due. Please contact the Course Convenor if you are considering an application for Special Consideration.
18. On what grounds can I apply for Special Consideration? Special Consideration will only be considered with the provision of appropriate supporting documentation and will only be approved in the following circumstances: illness; accident; temporary disability; bereavement; or compassionate circumstances. More information on Special Consideration can be found on the following webpage: https://www.griffith.edu.au/students/exams-assessment/special-consideration