20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Crime, Law and History aims to develop an understanding of historical study in criminology and socio-legal studies. Students will encounter a range of topics, including international and comparative studies, through the 19C and early 20C. The module content will cover leading approaches, such as legal history, social history, cultural history, microhistory, gender history and quantitative history. Discussions will likely include topics such as self-protection and crime prevention, British empire and prostitution, prisons and convict labour, crime and punishment in the American `Wild West', immigrants and racialization of crime in the UK, anarchists in London, trafficking in women, African Americans and criminal justice.

Staff Contact: COUZENS KELLY
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK