Study the key issues and debates in understanding crime and its control in contemporary societies. This module provides an overview of the English criminal justice system and compares it to global perspectives on crime control. The criminal justice system will be analysed through studies of surveillance, policing and sentencing. The module includes advanced study of key national and international law and policy developments relating to areas such as policing and crime prevention, youth justice and corporate crime. It aims to give you an interactive experience of the English criminal justice system which may include visits to museums and a case hearing at a court.
This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. An indicative timetable will be available shortly and a detailed timetable for this module will be available on KEATS from June 2020.
Learning outcomes and objectives
By the end of the module, you should have:
- Built your knowledge and understanding of the key theoretical perspectives on crime, deviance and punishment.
- Gained a more comprehensive knowledge of the English Criminal Justice System.
- Developed the ability to critically examine arguments for and against the social construction of criminality including aspects of gender, class and race.
- Gained a better understanding of the global trajectory of the institutionalisation of crime control and punishment.
- Acquired the skills to present clear, analytical arguments both verbally and in written form on the subject of crime and punishment, and wider debates in the area of crime-related policy-making.
Taught by The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
- Seminars and tutorials
- London walks and visits to key institutions and museums
- Private study
Module assessment - more information
- One essay of 2,500 words (85%)
- Group presentation in-class (15%)