Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3098: Sociology of Imprisonment

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Abigail Dymond (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

none

Available via distance learning

No

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.

Module created

10/02/2016

Last revised

29/03/2016