Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1039: Social Issues: Part I - Introducing Crime and Deviance

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
Topic 1 Introduction
Topic 2 Crime, punishment and the politics of law and order
Topics 3&4 Types of crime (domestic violence, 'white collar' crime)
Topic 5 The extent of crime and criminal statistics
Topic 6 The media and crime
Topic 7 Theoretical approaches to crime
Topics 8 Policing crime

Lectures provide you with a broad overview of the study of crime; they cover more ground than is possible in tutorials, and are designed to establish a context in which to think about the issues discussed in tutorials.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 22Two hours weekly lectures.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 66 x 1 hour tutorials. Exercises based on reading will be set.
Guided independent study33Course readings
Guided Independent study67Preparation for essays, library, research
Guided Independent study22Examination revision.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).