Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2068: Race, Ethnicity and Criminalisation
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:
- The social construction of crime and crime statistics;
- Institutional racism, disproportionality and ‘stop and search’;
- Race, riots and policing;
- Race and prisons;
- Counter-terrorism, Prevent and Islamophobia;
- Racially motivated hate crime.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activity||22||11 x 2 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||22||Preparation and reading for seminars|
|Guided independent study||42||Preparation and reading for presentation|
|Guided independent study||10||Additional reading/research|
|Guided independent study||54||Preparation for exam|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Ministry of Justice (2017) Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System 2016 [Online], London, Ministry of Justice. Available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/669094/statistics_on_race_and_the_criminal_justice_system_2016_v2.pdf
Ministry of Justice (2017) Trends in associations between ethnic background and being sentenced to custody for young offenders in England and Wales between 2009 and 2016. Available at: