Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System in the UK

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC08104
Module leader: Francesca Soliman
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

SSC07104 Introduction to Criminology.
Examples of equivalent learning: Level 7 Criminology Module

Description of module content:

Theory, crime and justice; Forms of crime and the response, this can include topical examples such as terrorism, sex crime, drugs and organised crime; The politics of law and order; The role of the Police; The role of the courts; Welfare or Justice?; The purpose of punishment; Informal crime control. The creation and enforcement of law; Differences and similarities in the legal systems of England, Wales and Scotland. Restorative Justice: Theory and Practice; Community sanctions; Probation and life post-punishment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Identify the development of criminal justice systems in the UK.
LO2: Describe the role of agencies within criminal justice systems and identify relationships between the different parts of the process
LO3: Discuss a variety of different aims which these systems may have
LO4: Review the effectiveness of criminal justice systems in the UK in addressing social harms.
LO5: Explain contradictions, tensions and inequalities in criminal justice systems in the UK.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Francesca Soliman
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2 & 3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC08104 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems in the UK