20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit examines the variety of responses to crime that encompass the use of both crime policy and social policy. Crime policy responses encompass the use of the role of the police, courts and prisons. Alongside this is the social policy approach which includes health, housing, education, employment, youth and family as a means of crime reduction. The module seeks to demonstrate the criticism of `traditional' crime policy-based responses to crime and the way in which social policy has emerged as an alternative way to tackle the so-called `crime problem'. The module includes a consideration of theories of crimes which make competing arguments for the use of crime or social policy as a response; the role of criminologists in policy making; and the criminalisation of social policy as an unintended outcome.

Staff Contact: L'HOIRY XAVIER D
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
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