Core Module Information
Module title: Criminal Justice in Practice

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC11110
Module leader: Christine Haddow
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science


Description of module content:

This module will provide you with a critical introduction to the study of criminal justice institutions, practices and participants. It will examine some of the main elements of responses to crime and victimisation, focusing on theories of punishment, imprisonment, rehabilitation and youth justice in the UK. It will also focus on current developments and emphases in criminal justice practice with topics such as desistance, reintegration and resettlement, victim-centred justice, restorative justice, treatment and evaluation of interventions (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy). Critical analysis and evaluation of theory, policy and practice will be embedded throughout the module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically appraise the theoretical foundations of criminal justice practice.
LO2: Debate the appropriate ways of responding to and supporting participants in the criminal justice system, drawing on national and international evidence.
LO3: Critically reflect on the role of power in the delivery of criminal justice.
LO4: Critically assess the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions.
LO5: Critically reflect on contemporary national and international developments in criminal justice policy and practice.
LO6: Recommend alternatives to existing criminal justice practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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 Seminar 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1,2,3,4 7 HOURS= 15.00
Report 60 1,2,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC11110 Criminal Justice in Practice