Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2098: Sociology of Imprisonment
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Miss Anna Kotova (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
This module is an introduction to sociology of imprisonment. You will introduced to the classic texts on
the lived experiences of prisoners and prison staf, as well as the more recent sociological perspectves
on the prison experience. You will also consider the extent to which imprisonment reaches beyond
prison walls, shaping ex-prisoners' lives afer they are released and afectng families of prisoners and
the communites they come from. This module will encourage you to queston the widely acceptng
“boundaries” of imprisonment and consider how punishment – and imprisonment especially – reaches
into many facets of social life.