Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3098: Sociology of Imprisonment
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Mrs Abi Dymond (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module is an introduction to sociology of imprisonment. You will be introduced to the classic texts on the lived experiences of prisoners and prison staff, as well as the more recent sociological perspectives on the prison experience. You will also consider the extent to which imprisonment reaches beyond prison walls, shaping ex-prisoners' lives after they are released and affecting families of prisoners and the communities they come from. This module will encourage you to question the widely accepted “boundaries” of imprisonment and consider how punishment – and imprisonment especially – reaches into many facets of social life.