4 August 2017
Criminology & Criminal Justice
This module will 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 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 with planned visits to a high security prison, museums and a case hearing at a court.
This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.
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.
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 1500: Tuition Fee