Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2098: Sociology of Imprisonment

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Miss Anna Kotova (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module is an introduction to sociology of imprisonment. You will introduced to the classic texts on
the lived experiences of prisoners and prison staf, as well as the more recent sociological perspectves
on the prison experience. You will also consider the extent to which imprisonment reaches beyond
prison walls, shaping ex-prisoners' lives afer they are released and afectng families of prisoners and
the communites they come from. This module will encourage you to queston the widely acceptng
“boundaries” of imprisonment and consider how punishment – and imprisonment especially – reaches
into many facets of social life.

Module created

03/02/2016

Last revised

29/03/2016