5 August 2016
Criminology & Criminal Justice
An introduction to one of the most relevant and controversial topics in modern society - crime and its control, this module adopts a criminological and socio-legal approach to give you the opportunity to reflect on current issues on criminality, criminal and deviant behaviour, social control, policing and punishment.
The ‘problem of crime’ remains an unresolved puzzle with fascinating issues and we’ll use a variety of perspectives to engage with on-going, cutting edge debates in criminal justice. We will analyse the criminal justice system through studies of surveillance, policing, and sentencing and engage in the 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. With engaging discussion on key issues in life and politics on a national and international level, it will provide you with the essentials in understanding how crime and punishment are conceptualised.
Appealing to students from a variety of backgrounds, this module offers an interactive experience of the English criminal justice system with visits that could include a high security prison, museums, a case at court and the Royal Courts of Justice.
This module will appeal to students from a variety of backgrounds, including those interested in law, politics, sociology and criminology. It is for students interested in learning more about the English criminal justice system, but also those interested in learning about the sociology of crime and deviance and the socio-political and legal responses to crime across societies. The module will attract students who are interested in deepening their understanding of the topic, but also students who are particularly interested in its most recent cutting-edge expressions: for example, terrorism and human trafficking.
The main objective of this module is to introduce you to the key issues and debates in understanding crime and its control in contemporary societies. It provides an overview of the English criminal justice system and compares it to global perspectives on crime control (the comparative focus is on the criminal justice systems of Western Europe and North America). 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.
Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.
GBP 1590: Tuition fee only