Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1045: Introduction to Criminal Justice

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

While the module’s precise content may vary year on year, it is envisioned that some or all of the following topics will be covered within the syllabus:

• Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
• Law & Order (Historical, political)
• Philosophies of Punishment/Justice
• Policing (recording data, reactive/preventative, statistics)
• Victim (diversity and inequality, statistics)
• Offenders (diversity and inequality, statistics)
• Courts and Sentencing (diversity and inequality, statistics)
• Prisons and Penalties (diversity and inequality, statistics)
• Issues for the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales

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 2211 x 2 weekly lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 66 x 1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent study33Preperation for lectures and tutorials
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).