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On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Critique the social control function of prisons and Borstal, reformatory and industrial schools, psychiatric hospitals, Magdalen homes, and mother and baby homes.
Debate the limitations of utilising prison populations as the exclusive measure of a society’s level of punitiveness.
Demonstrate a detailed awareness of the novelty of present penal arrangements in light of a broader historical understanding of coercive confinement.
Analyse official and unofficial accounts of the various captive societies, including archival materials, policy documents, autobiographies, and tracts advocating reform.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: 1250 word assignment||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 3750 word essay. Titles will be distributed in teaching week 4 and essays are due on the last Thursday of the semester.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3||Mon 16:00 - 17:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1||Thurs 11:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 11:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2||Tues 14:00 - 15:50|