RESPONSES TO CRIME AND DEVIANCE - 2022/3
Module code: SOC1054
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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.
MENICHELLI Francesca (Sociology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: L611
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||1000 WORD CASE STUDY||50|
|Coursework||1500 WORD ESSAY||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to give student the opportunity to demonstrate that they have (a) developed an awareness of the theories developed in criminology from the late 1950s onwards, and (b) that they can use them to critically discuss real-world examples of criminal conduct. For their summative assessment, students will have to submit two pieces of work: a case study and an essay. For their formative assessment, the seminars will give students the opportunity to work in small groups and then present and discuss ideas based on the topics covered for that week, with verbal feedback provided at the end of the session.
- 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
- 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
|001||Show a critical understanding of the emergence and development of contemporary criminological theories on crime control and punishment||CT|
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Criminology BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Law with Criminology LLB (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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 2022/3 academic year.