RESPONSES TO CRIME AND DEVIANCE - 2021/2

Module code: SOC2091

Module Overview

This module builds on knowledge acquired in SOC1048 Explaining Crime and Deviance, and provides an overview of contemporary debates and discussions within criminology, including but not limited to critical and radical approaches, problems of governance, and criminal justice policy. The module will help students to develop a critical awareness of how contemporary criminological theories both contribute to an understanding of criminality as well as shaping and generating ideas and responses to crime and deviance.

Module provider

Sociology

Module Leader

MENICHELLI Francesca (Sociology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: L611

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Indicative content includes:


  • Subcultures and cultural criminology

  • Moral panics, labelling and social reaction

  • Radical and critical criminology

  • Realist and feminist criminology

  • Risk, control, and surveillance

  • Governance and governmentality

  • Culture of control


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 2000 WORD ESSAY 50
Examination 1 HOUR SEEN EXAM 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

Formative assessment and feedback

Written feedback on essay, general feedback on exam (posted on SurreyLearn)

Module aims

  • Show a critical understanding of the emergence and development of contemporary criminological theories, and how they moved on from conceptual grounds covered by previous criminological schools.
  • Have a critical awareness of the major contentions and arguments between different areas of current criminological inquiry.
  • Be able to identify links between contemporary criminological theories and current practices in crime control and punishment in advanced democracies.
  • Understand the relationship between criminological theory and its impact on the development of criminal justice policies.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Show a critical understanding of the emergence and development of contemporary criminological theories on crime control and punishment CK
002 Have a critical awareness of the major contentions and arguments between different areas of current criminological inquiry. CK
003 Be able to apply a range of criminological theories to illuminate contemporary social problems. CPT
004 Understand the relationship between criminological theory and the development of criminal justice policies. CKP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 127

Lecture Hours: 12

Seminar Hours: 11

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching methods include lectures (1 hour per week), seminars (1 hour per week), class exercises and discussions, independent study. The learning and teaching strategy is designed to enable students to engage critically with the module content and reading, with each session focusing on one major theoretical area of criminological theory. The sessions are designed to be interactive and students are expected to come to the class having read the relevant material and ready to participate actively in the activities and discussions, both in the lectures and seminars.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for RESPONSES TO CRIME AND DEVIANCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/soc2091

Other information

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.