Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3193: Women in the Criminal Justice System: Law, Policy and Institutions

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

Module Aims

The course is divided into policy domains that ach comprise three parts; the first will concern how women are regulated in the 21st century, including the current statutory schemes, and the range of legal and policy instruments designed to shape and influence behaviour. The second section will question why these policy domains are shaped in this manner, and the influence of key institutions in this process will be critically examined. Finally, the consequences of such governance both for women directly engaged in such activities, and for the gender more generally, will be evaluated, and future lessons for policymakers suggested. 

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 understanding of the nature of how women are regulated across the three legal jurisdictions of the UK
2. Critically assess how law and policy is created and perpetuated across these policy domains
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Analyse a range of theoretical approaches to comparative policy analysis, including New Institutionalism and Europeanization
4. Analyse the role of key institutions and actors both at the macro level of policy formulation, and at the micro implementation stage
Personal and Key Skills5. Communicate ideas effectively in a small group setting and through written work
6. Demonstrate advanced IT skills through extended presentations