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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3133: Crime Prevention and Control within Contemporary Society

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

Module Aims

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.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. 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 Skills3. 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 Skills5. 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