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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: SOC3018 Module Title: PUNISHMENT AND SOCIETY
Module Provider: Sociology Short Name: SOC3018
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: BRUNTON-SMITH IR Mr (Sociology)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern
Two essays (25% each) and one examination (50%)
Module Overview

The aim of this module is to explore the variety of ways that individuals, groups and states respond to crime problems. It will consider the imposition of punishments of different forms and what is intended by such punishments, it will also examine the various ways in which attempts are made to control crime and criminals.


Module Aims
Learning Outcomes
Students completing this module will:
- understand the factors accounting for the occurrence of different forms of punishment in society
- be famililar with the key academic literatures on prison and imprisonment
- have a critical awareness of different political perspectives on the use of imprisonment and its alternatives
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
Blomberg, T. & S. Cohen (1995) Punishment and Social Control. Aldine de Gruyter.
Cohen, S. (1985) Visions of Social Control. Polity.
Foucault, M. (1977) Discipline and Punish. Penguin.
Garland , D. (2001) The Culture of Control. Oxford .
Innes, M. (2003) Understanding Social Control. Open University Press.

Last Updated
September 2010