Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2069: Crimes of the Powerful
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Douglas Farrer (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will offer a critical evaluation of the concept of crime. Moving away from a focus on ‘street-based’ crime, the module will consider the ways in which some of the most harmful crimes are committed by powerful actors within society, including state actors and corporations. This module examines the nature, extent, and impact of the harms of the powerful and seeks to understand the various explanations for this type of activity. It is suitable for non-specialist students and those on interdisciplinary pathways.