Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3127: Crimes of the Powerful

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Narzanin Massoumi (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module will offer a critical evaluation of the concept of crime. Moving away from a focus on ‘street-based’ crime, the module will consider the ways in which some of the most harmful crimes are committed by powerful actors within society, including state actors and corporations. This module examines the nature, extent, and impact of the harms of the powerful and seeks to understand the various explanations for this type of activity. It is suitable for non-specialist students and those on interdisciplinary pathways.

Module created

15/02/2020

Last revised

15/02/2020