THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2007/2008
Punishment and Society (LY0004)
This course is a study of punishment as a means of dealing with offenders and as an institutional feature of societies. Part I of the course will analyse current practices and problems in sentencing, prisons, probation, community service, juvenile justice, reparation, etc. and will examine the policy frameworks -- such as rehabilitation and just deserts -- which inform these practices. Part II of the course will discuss how forms of punishment relate to types of society and how punishment changes over time. Sociological and historical studies of punishment are used as a basis for understanding contemporary developments in penal policy.
? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 19 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
As in Course Guide.
Assessed essay and degree examination.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Rozanne Luty
Dr Richard Jones
Course Website : http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/courses/viewcourse.asp?ref=44
School Website : http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/