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

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Christine Haddow
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The lectures and tutorials will use a range of methods to encourage student participation and critical thinking (audio-visual; group discussions and debates; reflective learning; media). Students will apply theoretical frameworks to debates on violent crime, using illustrative examples. Students will be expected to access Moodle for information and resources.
The module will develop students' understanding of the relevance of theoretical approaches for current practices in preventing and responding to violent crime. It will build independent study and research skills, critical analysis and evaluation, as well as familiarity with technology through the use of internet resources and Moodle.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
Both assessments bring together critical thinking and analysis. In the first summative assessment, students will be assessed on a report which critically evaluates media representations of violent crime, drawing on what they have learnt about the extent, nature and theoretical explanations of violent crime. They will then be assessed by 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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1,2,3 & 6 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 60 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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:

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

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