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Unit information: An International Analysis of Crime, Harm and Justice in 2012/13

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Unit name An International Analysis of Crime, Harm and Justice
Unit code SPOLM1065
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Pantazis
Open unit status Not open




School/department School for Policy Studies
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit will examine crime, harm and justice from both national and international perspectives. The unit will begin by interrogating the meaning of $?crime&?, $?harm&? and justice&?. It will then consider a number of social issues such as trafficking, drugs, and violence against women by drawing upon different theoretical perspectives and paradigms (e.g. harm reduction, restorative justice) to understand national and international responses to them. By the end of the unit students will have an understanding of the construction of $?crime&? and $?justice&?; some of key contemporary social issues driving policy responses; and current theoretical approaches informing those responses.