Core Module Information
Module title: Public Health and Criminal Justice

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

Module code: SSC09121
Module leader: Kirstin Anderson
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Throughout this module, you will explore complex social issues that influence both health and criminal justice systems, including social and economic inequalities; adverse childhood experiences; vulnerability to violence, especially gender-based violence in domestic settings; mental health crises; alcohol and other drug use and related harms such as HIV infection; dementia, and commercial sex work and exploitation. You will consider the multidimensional character of such issues, comparing public health and criminal justice theory and practice perspectives. Both criminal justice and health services use a range of interventions, legislation, policy, and strategic responses in response to these issues. You will explore and evaluate these, to develop a nuanced understanding of these approaches and their implications for practice, and health/justice involved populations. An overarching thematic focus on partnerships, embracing shared ground and acknowledging differing viewpoints will bring you and your students together as a learning community.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically explore the tensions between theory and practice relating to intersecting health and criminal justice issues.

LO2: Understand and critically assess current legislation, policy and strategic responses in healthcare and criminal justice contexts.

LO3: Compare the disciplinary perspectives and approaches of public health and criminology.

LO4: Critically analyse the impact of health and criminal justice interventions on individuals, families and professionals.

LO5: Discuss how structural inequalities shape individual’s interactions with public health and criminal justice organisations and the Human Rights implications for those who come into contact with one or both systems.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirstin Anderson
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
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 100 LOs 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 15.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC09121 Public Health and Criminal Justice