Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3121: Policy Analysis in Criminology
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
This module aims to give participants first-hand experience of developing and delivering a policy brief on a contemporary issue in criminology, with a particular focus on the police, prisons and detention and the justice system. In so doing, it will give them the opportunity to explore theoretical debates about policy change, to discuss substantive policy issues in social and criminal justice and to develop practical employability skills, including oral, written and presentational skills.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate detailed and sophisticated knowledge of a contemporary policy issue in criminology;|
2. Generate and justify recommendations around a contemporary policy issue in criminology;
3. Understand and critically apply theories of policy change;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Analyse contemporary policy issues in criminology;|
5. Understand and critically assess theory pertaining to criminology policy;
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Plan, develop and deliver a clear, concise and well timed poster presentation;|
7. Demonstrate the design and / or PowerPoint skills necessary to produce a visually pleasing, understandable poster;
8. Plan, develop and deliver a policy briefing with an Executive Summary.