Not available in 2018/19
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Leonidas Cheliotis, OLD M.22
This course is available on the BSc in Social Policy, BSc in Social Policy and Economics, BSc in Social Policy and Sociology and BSc in Social Policy with Government. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
The course critically analyses the key features of a broad range of theories developed to explain patterns of social order in society and to illuminate the nature of the 'crime problem'. It will additionally consider the theories of punishment from the late eighteenth century to the present day.
10 hours of lectures and 9 hours of seminars in the MT. 10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the LT. 1 hour of lectures and 1 hour of seminars in the ST.
In Weeks 6 of MT and LT there will be a reading week.
Two essays will be required. Students will be expected to do the reading associated with the classes and may be asked to give one presentation per term.
Newburn, T (2012) Criminology, London: Routledge, 2nd ed; Newburn, T. (2009) Key Readings in Criminology; McLaughlin, E. et al (2012), Criminological Perspectives; Tierney, J (2009) Criminology: Theory and Context; Burke, R H (2013) An Introduction to Criminological Theory; Downes, D and Rock, P (2011) Understanding Deviance; Maguire, M, Morgan, R and Reiner, R (2012) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, 2012, 5th ed; McLaughlin, E and Newburn, T (2013) Sage Handbook of Criminological Theory.
Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours) in the summer exam period.
Student performance results
(2015/16 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Social Policy
Total students 2017/18: Unavailable
Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable
Capped 2017/18: No
Value: One Unit
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
Course survey results
(2015/16 - 2017/18 combined)1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score
The scores below are average responses.
Response rate: 48%
Reading list (Q2.1)
Course satisfied (Q2.4)