20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will explore various aspects associated with sexual offending and sex offenders by engaging with key academic literature and policy documents. The module encourages students to review and reflect on the representations of sexual offending and sex offenders across a variety of media formats, to examine current sexual offences legislations in England and Wales and responses to the `sex offender problem'. The module will also critique the supervision and management efforts implemented specifically for sex offenders in England and Wales as well as in other jurisdictions.

Restrictions on availability: The module is only available to students in the School of Law (given priority), SMI (programmes listed above) and Sociological Studies (programme listed above).

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Law):

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