Core Module Information
Module title: Violence and Society (Hong Kong)

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

Module code: SSC09613
Module leader: Christine Haddow
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science


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 of violence and apply 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, homicide, democide. You will also examine the treatment and punishment of violent offenders and evaluate aims to prevent violent crime. The module will draw on case studies of violent offenders as illustrative examples.

Learning Outcomes for module:

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 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
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
Essay 30 1,3,4 & 6 7 , WORDS= 1000
Report 70 2,3,5 & 6 13 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC09163 Violence and Society (Hong Kong)