Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
CRI-10010 Understanding Crime CRI-10013 Criminal Justice: Process, Policy, Practice
This module provides a comprehensive introduction to, and looks in detail at how criminology has tried to understand the effects on crime and criminal justice of globalisation and other processes of social change associated with the coming of late modernity. The focus will be on issues and problems related to terrorism, state crimes, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. This module is also an elective and is suitable for students in the social sciences, particularly sociology students.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/cri-20016/lists
This modules provides a comprehensive introduction to, and looks in detail at how, criminology has tried to understand the effects on crime and criminal justice of globalization and other processes of social change associated with the coming of late modernity.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Explain the impact of globalisation and other processes of social change on crime and criminal justice: 1,2Recognise the relevance and limits of criminological knowledge in explaining the consequences of rapid social change: 1,2Evaluate criminological theories and apply them to the analysis of contemporary social problems and institutions: 1,2Critically assess the impact of colonialism on historical and contemporary criminal justice practices, and on the production and global dissemination of criminological knowledge: 1,2Evaluate the capacity of criminological theory and research, including comparative analysis, to explain contemporary developments in crime and social control: 1,2Critically reflect on the student┐s own positionality in relation to these processes: 2
11 1-hour lectures10 1-hour tutorials20 hours preparation for tutorials102 hours independent study, including revision for the online task and essay planning and research3 hours online task4 hours essay writing-up
1: Online Tasks weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Online taskThis online task will test the students┐ knowledge of contents covered in the first 9 weeks of the module, which include central theoretical perspectives on crime and justice from a global perspective and transnational forms of criminality.
It will consist of 50 short questions and activities. All questions will be based on the required readings.
The activity will be available via the KLE over a one-week period. Over this period, students will be able to save their answers and return to the online activity.2: Essay weighted 50%
Reflective response paperStudents will write a 1,000 words reflective paper, in the form of a response to a published research article. It will call for reflection on the links between the module materials and the student┐s own experiences and the meanings attached to them.