Module title: Crime, Control and Punishment

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC09108
Module leader: Andrew Wooff
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

SSC08106 Criminological Theory

2019/0, 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: Andrew Wooff
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs 1-6 Each taught element of the unit uses a variety of teaching methods, including audio-visual resources, discussion and activity to foster student engagement. Each tutorial revolves around set readings. In order to prepare for tutorials, students will have to engage in extensive independent learning if they are to extend their engagement with the module.

Formative Assessment
There are a number of opportunities for formative assessment in this module. In week 5, students are encouraged to bring an essay plan to tutorial where the tutor can offer feedback. In week 11 student students are encouraged to bring practice exam answers to the tutorial and the module leader brings along anonymised past examples of outstanding, good and poor work.

Summative Assessment
LOs 1-3 will be summatively assessed through an essay of the student's own choosing from a selection of questions on policing.
LOs 4-6 will be summatively assessed through an end of module examination.


Formative Assessment:
There are a number of opportunities for formative assessment in this module. In week 5, students are encouraged to bring an essay plan to tutorial where the tutor can offer feedback. In week 11 student students are encouraged to bring practice exam answers to the tutorial and the module leader brings along anonymised past examples of outstanding, good and poor work.


Summative Assessment:
LOs 1-3 will be summatively assessed through an essay of the student's own choosing from a selection of questions on policing.
LOs 4-6 will be summatively assessed through an end of module examination.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 165
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2 & 3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 4, 5 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module explores a range of theoretical and practical issues relating to crime control, policing and punishment. This builds on other criminology modules by applying theory to practice. The module begins by critically engaging with the sociology of the police and policing, examining policing powers, accountability and police officer cultures. Understanding of the sociology of social control, criminological and penological theory are all of relevance for this module. The second half of the module critically examines punishment within society, both nationally and internationally. Broader social and political contexts are acknowledged and links will be made between theory, research, policy and practice. The role of power and inequality is examined in relation to how crime is controlled and punishment is distributed unevenly across society.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically compare criminological perspectives and ways of theorising crime control.
LO2: Examine the interrelationships between the broader social and political contexts of crime control.
LO3: Critically reflect on current issues, debates and controversies in policing and social control
LO4: Critically compare criminological perspectives and ways of theorising punishment.
LO5: Evaluate the literature in the area of crime control and punishment, making links between theory, research, policy and practice.
LO6: Examine the role of power in the control of crime, and inequalities in the distribution of punishment.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GARLAND, D. (2001) THE CULTURE OF CONTROL: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed.
Core - CAVADINO, M., DIGNAN, J. AND MAIR, G (2013) THE PENAL SYSTEM: AN INTRODUCTION (5TH EDITION): SAGE, 5th ed.
Core - NEWBURN, T (2008) HANDBOOK OF POLICING: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, 2nd ed.
Core - SCOTT, D (2008) PENOLOGY: SAGE, 1st ed.
REINER, R. (2010) THE POLITICS OF THE POLICE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 4th ed.
SIM, J (2009) PUNISHMENT AND PRISONS: POWER AND THE CARCERAL STATE: SAGE, 1st ed.
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