Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3133: Crime Prevention and Control within Contemporary Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
This module aims to provide students with an introduction to contemporary debates, techniques and developments in crime prevention and control within the United Kingdom. The module will also aim to give students first hand problem solving experience in developing and applying crime prevention theories and techniques to a real world problem. In doing so they will have the opportunity to explore contemporary issues and debates around the causes of crime, evidence based research and the impact of crime prevention and control policies upon society. You will also develop your practical employability skills, including your oral, written and presentation skills.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical application of theories and techniques of crime prevention|
2. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of crime prevention methods and data
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. To critically reflect upon, apply and engage with sociological, criminological and empirical findings.|
4. Demonstrate understanding and critical evaluation of theories and arguments within criminology
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Argue rationally, concisely, in a logically structured way to communication information and ideas in written and oral forms. |
6. Work independently to apply crime prevention techniques to a real life crime problem
7. Engage in group work to prepare presentations for class discussion