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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2125: Crime Prevention and Control within Contemporary Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Will exact content may vary from year to year dependent upon provision, it is envisioned that the key topics to be covered within this module will include:

 Introduction (what is prevention?)

Historical and Social Context of Crime Prevention and Control

Theoretical approaches to Crime, Deviance and Prevention

Formal and Informal Structures for Crime Prevention

The Criminal Justice System and Crime Prevention

Use and Role of Technology within Crime Prevention

 Role and Impact of Prevention Policy

Researching and Measuring the Effectiveness of Crime Prevention

Applying Crime Prevention Techniques to Real World Problems

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities161.5 hour weekly lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities66x1 hour tutorial. Exercises based on reading will be set.
Guided independent study30Course readings
Guided independent study74Preparation for essays, assessments, readings
Guided independent study24Examination revision

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).