Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM109: Animal Criminology

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims:

  1. To provide students with a theoretically and empirically grounded understanding of the historical development and contemporary significance of legislation pertaining to animals
  2. To facilitate critical engagement with diverse scholarly and legal approaches to the treatment of animal abuse
  3. To develop students’ understanding of the interactions between animal ethics, law and crime

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of diverse theoretical and legal approaches to the study of animal abuse and crime
2. Demonstrate reflexive awareness of how animals have been conceptualised by the legal system in various historical periods and contemporary jurisdictions
3. Critically evaluate the effects and dimensions of legal and extra-legal solutions to animal abuse in a variety of contexts
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate a capacity to apply a critical and theoretically-informed anthrozoological perspective to case study examples
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the intersections between animal ethics, law and criminology
Personal and Key Skills6. Effectively communicate complex ideas in a clear, accessible and academic manner in both oral and written form
7. Synthesise and analyse material from a full range of sources
8. Work independently and manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessments