Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3123: Punishment, Imprisonment and Detention
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
This module aims to allow students to engage with some of the key criminological, sociological and interdisciplinary concepts, critical issues and perennial debates in the study of punishment, imprisonment and detention. There will be a focus on philosophies, rationales and theoretical discussions around punishment and detention; policies and practices; imprisonment and punishment beyond imprisonment.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Critically analyse practical issues and contemporary debates of relevance to punishment, imprisonment and/or detention|
2. Critically assess and clearly apply the academic literature to debates around punishment, imprisonment and/or detention
3. Demonstrate clear, detailed and nuanced understanding of punishment, imprisonment and/or detention
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Demonstrate in writing an ability to analyse criminological and sociological materials and critically engage with these involving complex reasoning|
5. Use relevant literature to contribute to contemporary issues and debates
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Present a clear, evidence-based argument both verbally and in writing|
7. Conduct guided independent study in order to research a specific topic / question
8. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task