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Life Behind Bars

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Pamela Ugwudike
Academic year

Module overview

This module seeks to understand the complex role of imprisonment in contemporary society. We engage with the key theoretical and conceptual issues surrounding prison governance and order and control in the prison, and how this relates to prison social life and both the institution's and the individual's aspirations for rehabilitation. We further explore the contentious debates surrounding prisoners' legal and human rights, and compare our penal system with that of the United States and Nordic countries.

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