The module is concerned with the interrelationships between society, crime and social change. A central theme running throughout CRIM2002 is that we can only make sense of crime (and responses to it) today if we have an understanding of the past. Nevertheless, 'history', as we shall see, is contested terrain in which competing interpretations abound, especially in the study of crime and criminal justice.
One of the pre-requisites for CRIM3006
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Knowledge and understanding: demonstrate a critical knowledge of historical and empirical studies in criminology.
- Subject specific intellectual and research skills: enhanced communication skills.
- Transferrable and generic skills: challenge ‘common sense’ arguments.
- Knowledge and understanding: demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of social change and its impact upon crime and its control.
- Transferrable and generic skills: further enhance your critical thinking.
- Transferrable and generic skills: recognise the importance of the voices of ordinary people.
- Subject specific intellectual and research skills: extend critical skills to include historical analysis and debates.
- Knowledge and understanding: demonstrate a critical knowledge of the historical development of key areas of the criminal justice system.
- Subject specific intellectual and research skills: link current issues with processes of social change and inter alia recognise the value of history.
- Subject specific intellectual and research skills: locating and using a range of sources in the development of assessed work and in preparation for seminars.
- Transferrable and generic skills: experience working with a range of empirical, theoretical and policy documents.
- Subject specific intellectual and research skills: reading skills.
Modern criminology attaches importance to the social context of crime and especially the influence of the wider society. This module takes this as its core theme and examines changes in crime and its control in socio-historical contexts including the processes of industrialization and urbanization and the impact that these had on definitions of crime, explanations of crime and approaches to its control.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Large group lectures, small group seminars and individual assignment clinics.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Clive Emsley (2010). Crime and Society in England 1750-1900. London: Routledge.
Pearson, G. (1983). Hooligan: A History of Respectable Fears. London: Pearson.
Barry Godfrey et al. (eds) (2003). Comparative Histories of Crime. Cullompton: Willan.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External