LAW30300 Criminology: Criminal Justice and Penology

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module explores the politics of law and order, the history of coercive confinement, the role of the prison in society, and approaches to penal reform. A wide range of source material is used including official statistics, policy papers, and academic studies.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module it is expected that students will be able to:

Analyse how penal policy has developed over the past thirty years.
Debate key challenges facing prison systems.
Explore different conceptions of punitiveness.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
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Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: . 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
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