Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3126: Race, Ethnicity and Criminalisation
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The aim of the module will be on understanding and applying theories of race and racism to the social construction of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system. The module will allow students to understand how crime is situated within a racialised social-historical process. The module will facilitate critical evaluation of the data available on crime related to race and ethnicity. Your will have the opportunity to evaluate in practice the differentiated application of the law, criminal justice system and actions of law enforcement agencies to racialised groups in society. You will have the opportunity to examine US and UK case studies where they will evaluate racialised processes within the criminal justice system.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. critically engage in sociological and criminological approaches to the study of race, ethnicity and crime;|
2. understand and apply appropriate theories and concepts to an analysis of racism in a criminological context.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. critically analyse social data regarding race, ethnicity and crime;|
4. critically evaluate the evidence on race and the criminal justice system;
5. demonstrate a critical understanding of explanatory perspectives on race, ethnicity and crime.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. demonstrate collaborative skills, in presentations and group discussions of course materials;|
7. critically evaluate own work and the work of others;
8. present a clear and effective argument, in oral and written forms;
9. work independently, within a set time frame, to complete an analytical task.