Core Module Information
Module title: Violence and Society

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

Module code: SSC09113
Module leader: Christine Haddow
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

Requisites: Pre-requisite: [Module SSC07104] Introduction to Criminology

Description of module content:

The module begins with an examination of the definitions of violence and the ways in which it is measured and represented. You will continue by considering the theoretical explanations for violence and applying these to various forms of violence, for example, interpersonal, institutional, state and corporate. You will study a range of forms of violence in depth e.g. topics like sexual violence, domestic violence, hate crime and homicide. You will also explore criminal justice responses to violence, and its treatment and prevention. The module will draw on case studies as illustrative examples.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Evaluate approaches of measuring and researching violence.

LO2: Critically reflect on representations of violence.

LO3: Apply and evaluate the key concepts and theoretical approaches that have developed to explain different forms of violent crime.

LO4: Debate some of the major contemporary issues in criminology related to violent crime.

LO5: Critically reflect on responses to violent offending.

LO6: Demonstrate a development of skills in critical thinking and forming/communicating arguments.

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: Christine Haddow
Module Organiser:

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 167
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC09113 Violence and Society