This coursework assessment is designed to allow
students to show how the following learning outcomes have been achieved:
(1) classical and contemporary ideas about the cultural and ideological
character of crime and deviance, (2) some of the most important empirical
studies in the field, and (3) some of the links between sociological theorizing of crime and deviance and the
socio-historical context in which these theories emerged.
a critical awareness of the social and historical character of crime and its
critically, to ‘read’ and digest studies of a complex phenomenon;
4. synthesize items of knowledge from different
schools and disciplines of enquiry;
an ability to analyse historical accounts of certain key events and ideas in
the emergence of the modern crime problem and the various institutional
responses to it.
an ability to assess the importance of theoretical material to the study of
crime and punishment in its social context.
the capacity to reflect on the significance of theory to the study of crime,
but at the same time to be able to identify the limits of various theoretical
arguments in seminars.
Subject-based practical skills
research skills through library investigation, debate and essay writing;
the ability to research in a particular area of the module, and to interpret
crime in its social, cultural and historical context
Skills for life and work (general skills)
10. synthesize apparently
diverse ideas concerning diverse cultural settings;
11. recognize the links between sociological
theories and empirical studies;
an understanding of the issues covered in the course through written work and