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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLSP2020 Crime, Law and Regulation

20 creditsClass Size: 132

Module manager: Moira Doolan
Email: m.b.doolan@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally 40 credits taken within the Faculty of ESSL or related disciplines

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

Why is corporate crime invisible? Why are there moral panics around youth? Are women who commit crime seen as double deviants? How can we account for fear of crime? All of these questions and more are covered in this module. You will study a range of criminological theories with particular attention focused on issues of class, gender, 'race' and age. Crimes of the powerful are often ignored or seem to be invisible but you will be introduced to the debates on this including the regulation of corporate crime. Regulating crime will be covered with consideration given to the fear of crime, issues of crime prevention, community safety and policing.PrerequisitesNormally 40 credits taken within the Faculty of ESSL or related disciplines.Contact: Moira Doolan m.b.doolan@leeds.ac.uk or undergradsociologysocialpolicy@leeds.ac.uk

Objectives

On completion of this module the student should be able to: Demonstrate in depth knowledge of some key debates within criminology; Critically evaluate the implications and importance of forms of regulation; Make oral and written presentations on topics in this field of study which are cogent, coherent and logically structured; Undertake independent research within the structure of an indicative reading list; Undertake group research and take part in group presentations; Demonstrate understanding of both contemporary and historical debates on crime and regulation using both empirical and theoretical tools.

Syllabus

This module tackles the 'problem' of criminality' by examining, initially, the rise of the science of criminology. It will then consider a range of criminological theories Consideration will be given to the fear of crime, processes of victimisation and issues of crime prevention and policing
Particular attention will be given to various explanations of delinquency and to issues of class, gender, 'race' and age. Consideration will also be given to 'crimes of the powerful' with a focus on corporate crime and environmental crime.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Tutorial91.009.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

100 hours reading for essay and exams, 50 hours reading for tutorials, 30 hours reading for lectures.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance at tutorials

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,500 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 23/11/2010

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