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Social Policy and Criminology

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
Descripción

The main aims of this course are: To provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how social policy is formulated and implemented. To equip you with the skills necessary to gain employment in the health, welfare or social care sector.

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Requisitos: Preferred subject(s): GCE A-level Social Science GCSE(s) Required: English grade C (or equivalent) We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.

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Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

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01 octubre 2016
Cambridge
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Criminology
Social Policy
Skills and Training

Programa académico

Course overview

This course addresses some of the big questions and issues currently being debated by the media, the public and the government. Social Policy examines reasons behind, and responses to, a wide range of issues such as poverty, anti-social behaviour, migration, domestic violence, social exclusion, racism and homelessness and enables the legal frame work relating to some of these issues to be explored. Through studying a combination of Social Policy and Criminology, insights are especially offered into anti-social and other criminal behaviour. While Criminology helps us to build a profile of these offenders, Social Policy deals with the policies and strategies which are, or should be, developed to deal with these issues.

Formal lectures and seminars will provide you with the theory necessary to develop a real understanding of current social issues. Workshops will give you the opportunity to get to grips with the theory in an exciting and challenging environment, and to develop your practical skills. The opportunity to take part in an internship will allow you to put these skills to test in a 'real-world' situation.

When you graduate you will be able to:

  • research and analyse a range of social policies and problems,
  • explore and evaluate how social policies respond to social problems,
  • participate effectively in the policy-making process and gain an understanding of the relationship between law and policy.

This degree will give you the opportunity to get right to the heart of some of the most hotly debated issues of our time, giving you the skills and confidence to approach policy issues in a rational, analytical way. Crucially, it will also provide you with the kind of knowledge and skills much valued by employers in this sector.

MODULE GUIDE

Year one core modules

  • Social Science and Modern Society
  • Researching Social Issues or Research Appreciation and Methods in Health and Social Studies.

Year two core modules

  • Individual and Society
  • Social Research Methods or Review of Research Processes in Health and Social Studies

Year three core modules

  • Major Project

Year one optional modules

  • Living in Contemporary Society
  • Controversies in Criminal Justice
  • Comparing Welfare Systems
  • Social Problems, Policy and Politics

Year two optional modules

  • Sexuality, Family and Childhood
  • Youth Offending: Policies and Practice
  • Health and Social Care
  • Communities, Housing and Neighbourhoods
  • Citizenship, Migration and Belonging
  • Social Policy Internship
  • The Enforcers: Police, Probation and Crime Control
  • Trial and Errors
  • Just Wars? Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Justice
  • 'Race', Racism and Cultural Identity
  • Sex, Sex Offending and Society
  • Terrorism in Context - Political Violence, Society and the State
  • Genocide: Perspectives on the Holocaust
  • Faces of the Criminal Justice System
  • Literary Critique: Book Club
  • Invisible Crimes
  • Criminal Psychology

Year three optional modules

  • Crime and Community Safety
  • People and Policies at the Margins
  • Violence and Harm
  • Working with Groups and Communities
  • Health, Illness and the Body
  • Preparing for Employment in Youth Work and Social Policy
  • 'Race', Racism and Cultural Identity
  • Sex, Sex Offending and Society
  • Terrorism in Context - Political Violence, Society and the State
  • Genocide: Perspectives on the Holocaust
  • Faces of the Criminal Justice System
  • Literary Critique: Book Club
  • Invisible Crimes
  • Criminal Psychology

Assessment

Assessment is via a mix of essays, project reports, presentations, examination, portfolios of evidence and assessment during practice-based placements.

Dedication: full-time.

Información adicional

Career opportunities: This degree will provide good preparation for a variety of career paths including social services, teaching, housing, care management, charity management and the Prison Service.