BA Social Policy and Crime
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques in Social Policy;- use the basic concepts of social policy to understand different approaches to social control, risk and regulation particularly in relation to the policy area of crime;- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities ie> be able to communicate the results of their work;> present a structured and coherent simple argument;> be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of Social Policy and in particular policies intended to combat crime;> demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches associated with the discipline of Social Policy;> demonstrate an ability to assess evidence from the policy area of crime and relate this to the reconstruction and changing nature of social policy in contemporary society; - appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- demonstrate an awareness of the boundaries between Social Policy and other disciplines;- demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the ability to communicate ideas and arguments effectively to others;- the ability to make short presentations of ideas and arguments;- the ability to make effective use of IT;- skills necessary for exercising personal responsibility.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the study of social policy in relation to crime;- work that covers a restricted area of crime and social policy;- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.