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Life Behind Bars

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
20
ECTS points
10
Level
Level 7
Module lead
TBC
Academic year
2021-22

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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