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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3098: Sociology of Imprisonment

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Abi Dymond (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

none

Available via distance learning

No

This module is an introduction to sociology of imprisonment and debates around it. You will be introduced to the classic texts on the lived experiences of prisoners and prison staff, as well as the more recent sociological perspectives on the prison experience. You will also have the opportunity to discuss contemporary issues and policy debates pertaining to imprisonment.  This module will encourage you to question the widely accepted “boundaries” of imprisonment and consider how punishment and imprisonment especially – reaches into many facets of social life.

Module created

10/02/2016

Last revised

26/01/2022