Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Alternatives to Incarceration

Module L4111A

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of Alternatives to Incarceration as an area of criminology.

Apply theoretical arguments on Alternatives to Incarceration to empirical examples, in order to critically analyse these examples, their rationale, and the effect on society.

Evaluate evidence from criminological studies of specific Alternatives to Incarceration, including the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of these studies.

Demonstrate an advanced ability to communicate and evaluate concepts drawn from Alternatives to Incarceration to specialist and non-specialist audiences via writing a concept note (non-specialist) and a long essay (specialist)

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 8 20.00%
EssayA1 Week 1 80.00%

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
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour11111011111
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours11111011111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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