CRIME, COMMUNITY SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION - 2017/8

Module code: SOC2061

Module provider

Sociology

Module Leader

BULLOCK KA Prof (Sociology)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

L311

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 1,500 WORD ESSAY 40
Examination EXAM 60

Alternative Assessment

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

n/a

Module overview

This module explores the theory and practice of community safety and crime prevention, areas of contemporary criminological and policy interest. We look at theories which have shaped how crime prevention policy and practice is made. Specifically topics covered include situational crime prevention, the geography of crime, crime mapping and GIS, rime, the environment and design, youth crime diversion and prevention, CCTV, violence, sexual offending and child abuse, victims and repeat victimization, antisocial behaviour, drugs and alcohol, evaluation, evidence and the assessment of impact.

Module aims

Models of community safety and crime prevention

The techniques developed to prevent crime

The impact of crime prevention policy and practice

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Understand theoretical perspectives and policy debates in policing and crime prevention in contemporary societies KC
Consider the impact of various crime prevention interventions on crime problems KC
Critically assess evaluations of crime prevention initiatives KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

·         Concepts of community and crime prevention

·         Situational crime prevention

·         Crime, the environment and design

·         The geography of crime, crime mapping and GIS

·         CCTV

·         Youth crime diversion and prevention

·         Evidence and knowledge-based crime prevention

·         Victims and repeat victimisation

·         Evaluation and the assessment of impact

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 

Assist students in learning about the modules of community safety practice, the techniques used to prevent crime, the impact of crime prevention policy and practice

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

 

·          lectures/seminars/class discussion/independent reading and preparation of essays

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes through critical engagement with a wide range of scholarly material.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


One essay and one exam


Formative assessment and feedback


Feedback in class
Written feedback on essay one will shape preparation for the exam

Reading list

Reading list for CRIME, COMMUNITY SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/soc2061

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Criminology BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.