Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment (Spr)

Module L4091B

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module learning outcomes

Recognise and describe what is meant by 'cultures of punishment' and be able to explain the relevance of this concept to the death penalty.

Describe changes over time in cultural reactions to the use of the death penalty and explain the factors which have influenced this.

Employ relevant theoretical concepts to analyse empirical examples covered on the module.

Critically assess competing arguments which seek to explain shifts in cultural reactions to capital punishment.

Further develop their skills of academic writing and research by producing an in-depth, 6000 word assignment.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayA2 Week 1 100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
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Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours11111111111

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