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SO127 - Crime and Society

  • Module code: SO127
  • Module name: Crime and Society
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module seeks to introduce students to criminology and aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between crime and its social context. It explores current issues and recent transformations in the socio-political, global context of crime and justice and it aims to prepare students to explore offending, victimisation and punishment through conceptual categories such as class, gender, ethnicity, mobility and space. Students taking this module will develop the necessary analytical, theoretical and critical skills to examine contemporary problems and debates in the fields of criminalisation and justice and will actively engage with empirical research and policy material in this field.

Timetabled teaching activities

Seminars: Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: SO127-15)
A (Assessed work only) 2000 word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1