Law

Crime and Punishment

Module code: M6022
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

This module will involve close examination of the punishment of crime and the means through which punishment is inflicted. The module begins with an overview of key theoretical approaches to the philosophy of punishment before moving on to examine both non-custodial and custodial punishments with a special focus on imprisonment. The module ends with a consideration of arguments around the abolition of prisons.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an ability to devise and sustain arguments on key topics related to the subject of Crime and Punishment.
  • Analyse and critique current research and primary sources relevant to the study of Crime and Punishment.
  • Initiate, devise and execute a self-determined research question on a topic connected to the area of Crime and Punishment.