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We offer high levels of support and our staff are friendly and accessible. As a Social Sciences student, you study society from a range of perspectives. These include sociology, social policy, psychology, criminology and social history. In your first year, you take one compulsory module on social research methods and are then able to choose modules that focus on areas of interest to you. In your second and final years, you further develop your research skills and can then select modules dependent on your interests.

Modules are wide-ranging and currently cover areas such as the history of policing, forensic psychology, politics and power and drugs in their cultural context. It is possible to spend a year or a term abroad at one of our partner institutions. Your year in professional practice takes place between your second and final year. You gain work experience in a professional setting and can put the theory you have learnt into practice. It is also gives you the chance to develop networks and contacts in your area of interest. Employers also greatly value, and seek evidence of, relevant work experience when selecting candidates for posts.

The Social Studies Society is run by Kent students for anyone with an interest in criminology, sociology, law, social policy, economics and politics. There are events available throughout the year for students from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. These may include:.

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. This introductory course in criminology and criminal justice will introduce students to the ways in which images and notions of crime are constructed and represented, including the links between crime and the key social divisions of age, gender and ethnicity. They will be introduced to the workings of the criminal justice system and its key agencies. Students would also receive lectures covering:. This module introduces students to the history of Britain in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, through an exploration of changes and continuities across three themes: the political world; the economy; and social life.

The political world theme engages with the creation of a mass democracy in , the varying fortunes of the political parties, and Britain's changing place in the world. The economy theme explores the impact of depressions and recoveries, industrial relations, affluence and globalization. The social life theme draws out the human scale of such experiences, looking at changing social conditions, the experience of war, and shifting social attitudes to gender, race, sexuality and religion.

Students will consider the range of primary sources that historians use to analyse past events and processes, building skills in documentary analysis. This module follows on from Foundations in Social and Criminological Research 1 in developing students' skills in research and critical thinking. Students will explore descriptive statistics, the evaluation of research designs and learn how to use SPSS to handle quantitative data.

The module will discuss classical and contemporary sociological perspectives including Marxism, Weberianism, feminism and Bourdieusian , examining how they address key sociological debates, such as modernity, social order, conflict, agency and power. The module will also discuss key sociological concepts such as class, gender and 'race' , explaining how they are used to understand social practices and structures in everyday life. The module will discuss a range of substantive topics e. The module will also discuss the implications of social practices and institutions for understanding everyday life and social change, explaining how class, gender, ethnicity and other social inequalities are significant concepts in shaping people's lived experiences.

Classical and contemporary macro- and micro-theoretical perspectives such as Marxism, feminism and postmodernism will be employed to understand and explain social practices and institutions. This module introduces students to the politics of social policy, building specifically on their learning in SO Understanding Contemporary Britain. Students will explore the role of politicians, pressure groups, the media and public opinion in shaping responses to social problems, and the party-political and ideological approaches to policy-making. Students will explore the tensions between welfare and the economy and the main tensions between individualism and collectivism in the political environment of the contemporary welfare state.

Students will be introduced to the role of politics in social policy making to understand the different value positions political parties hold. Students will examine these issues through five policy sectors of employment, social security, health, housing, and education. This module introduces debates about the nature of social research methods principally in sociology, criminology, social history and psychology, with reference to social policy, politics and other social sciences.

It will introduce students to social research from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will develop key study and research skills for research methods module in Stage 2 and the dissertation in Stage 3. The lectures will give a brief history and overview of the discipline, followed by an examination of different approaches to explaining human behaviour. Different areas of psychology such as social and cognitive will be explained and examples of topics in these areas examined as illustrations.

The focus will be on the nature of psychology as a discipline, the types of methods and approaches used in psychology, and how it compares and contrasts with other disciplines in the social sciences. Philosophy of science; approaches to research; levels of measurement; reliability and validity; research design; descriptive statistics; analytical tests chi-square, t-tests and non-parametric alternatives, ANOVA and non-parametric alternatives, correlation, regression ; using SPSS; reporting research; critical evaluation of research; and surveys.

This module is designed to develop awareness and critical understanding of methodological issues and practices within sociology. It will give students both a theoretical and practical understanding of sociological approaches and techniques, with a particular emphasis on qualitative approaches.

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Students will be equipped to tackle research design, undertake research using specific techniques, and analyse and present their findings. They will be able to make judgements about appropriate matches between research questions, design and techniques, and claims about the knowledge produced in their own and other research. The course includes practical work for students to learn first-hand about the research process. The module builds on Stage 1 Foundations of Social and Criminological Research and further develops students' methodological and analytical skills as a preparation for their Dissertations in the final year of the degree programme.

Youth crime is a field that frequently attracts much public, political and media attention, and the aim of this module is to encourage students to critically assess the true prevalence and severity of crime committed by young people. The module starts by locating the fascination with youth and crime in its historical context, demonstrating that youth crime is neither a new nor novel phenomenon.

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The course then moves on to examine the developing and competing theories which seek to explain why young people commit crime. The module traces the way in which young people and their subcultures are frequently made the focus of 'moral panics' by the media, with juveniles themselves becoming the archetypal 'folk devils'. The course concludes by providing an overview of how the state seeks to prevent children from committing crime and a critique of the societal responses to young people who violate the law.

This module offers an overview of the contemporary rationale, powers, procedures and practices of the criminal justice system. It starts by providing students with a theoretical foundation by which they can better understand the functions of the criminal justice system, before moving on to address to the social dimensions which affect its operation. We then focus on some specific forms of crime and deviance that have perplexed both the public and policy makers.


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  7. What is a 'hate crime'? How should the Government address the problem of domestic violence? What specific problems does the emergence of the night-time economy pose to the operation of the criminal justice system? Finally, the module addresses social responses to crime and deviance, and looks at some of the technologies of social control. This module provides an introduction to the study of women's relationships with the criminal justice system. The subject is analysed in both its historical and contemporary contexts and there will be a strong emphasis on theoretical understanding of gender, on feminist theory and on inter-disciplinary approaches.

    Amongst the topics under consideration are: feminist criminology; media representations of women; crime and justice; women offenders and the criminalisation of women; female victims of crime; women in penal institutions; women as prosecutors; and women in criminal justice employment. The correctional services are fundamental to the exercise of criminal justice and to the punitive bite of the criminal justice system. This module offers students the opportunity to examine critically the complex contemporary role, use, and work of prisons and probation in England and Wales and their sometimes ability to enable the rehabilitation of serious offenders.

    Please note: This module requires, at times, explicit discussion of sexual offending and the treatment needs of sexual offenders. Students who think they will find these topics uncomfortable or upsetting are advised not to take this module. This course examines the relationship between drugs and crime, the criminalisation of people who use drugs, drug trafficking and dealing, and the emergence of the prison as a locale for the delivery of drug treatment. It examines the evidence for the link between drug use and crime, looks at definitions of drug and addiction, and tracks changes in policy.

    It examines the changing role of prison and the identification of drugs as a key factor in offending and the development of interventions as a key re-settlement strategy. It also examines attempts to reduce offending through the provision of treatment to people who have problems with drugs. Exceptionally high levels of incarceration and prevailing fear of crime and anti-social disorder have prompted a review of traditional systems of dealing with offenders.

    After years of prison expansion concerted efforts are being put in place in many Western countries to reduce the number of people in custody. There is a range of alternative forms of managing offenders including restorative justice, community punishments and drug courts.

    The main aim of this module is to provide students with a critical understanding of these alternative models in a wider historical and cross cultural context. It will explore key values, issues and debates set in the context of theoretical arguments and criminal justice policy and practice. Would you like to volunteer for a cause you believe in while learning useful skills and gaining real world experience?

    If you would this is the module for you! Social Justice Practice provides an opportunity for you to gain practical experience of the voluntary and community sector and combine it with academic study of the sector and related theoretical concepts such as social capital, social justice, volunteering, altruism and philanthropy. Lectures also cover topics such as the role, management, financing and governance — essential knowledge if you are planning to work in a wide range of different professions. Students undertake at least hours of voluntary work with a charity in Kent or Medway during the academic year.

    Once you sign up for this module you will be invited for an interview to discuss your volunteering plans and so you can find out more about the module and the volunteering you plan to do for it. Register in the usual way and you will be invited for an interview towards the end of the summer term late May or early June. This module addresses many of the issues that have shaped the modern practice of policing in recent times. It traces the way in which landmark events have served to mould and shape the daily practice of policing, and the implications that these have for police discretion.

    The module encourages students to think critically about these issues and to analyse the repercussions that their legacies have had for the routine, everyday social world of police officers and the communities that they serve. Topics include: police-race relations; stop-and-search practice; police cultures; corruption allegations; policing of riots and public disorder; policing of gendered and sexual violence; the rise of police privatisation and vigilantism and the development of performance based cultures.

    This module aims to provide a broad introduction to social ethics. It will give students moral frameworks with which to address contemporary issues affecting social and professional practices and relationships. The module explores how everyday encounters and practices have ethical dimensions, which are often neglected in sociological accounts.

    A range of topics will be examined, including euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, prostitution, cannibalism, lying, charity and fair wage. It will draw upon several ethical perspectives, such as utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, feminist ethics and theories of justice, to understand these topics. This module examines the changes and continuities in the provision of social welfare in Britain from the early nineteenth century to the present day, with an emphasis on the period after It considers the context of policy and policy reform, as well as the processes.

    The module will proceed chronologically, using specific major developments as a framework, e. Within these milestones, students will engage with changes in claims to citizenship and the economy over this period, and how these have impacted on the direction of policy. Students will also look at the mechanics of the policy process, examining such topics as the decline of the Royal Commission, the rise of single-issue campaigning groups etc.

    Through the historical case studies to be examined, students will also engage with micro, meso and macro policy analysis and its application. This module will concern issues relating to mental health and psychopathology. Controversies in defining 'abnormality' will be examined from different perspectives. Methods of diagnosis and different approaches to explaining psychological disorders will be discussed along with approaches to treatment. We will also consider ethical and social issues relating to a diagnosis of psychological abnormality.

    Topics will include:. This module concerns the application of psychological theory and research to issues in criminal justice. We will consider psychological research and application in areas such as offender profiling and investigative psychology, detecting deception, confessions and false confessions, jury decision making, and eyewitness testimony.

    Recent psychological findings will be emphasised. Students will be encouraged to take a critical approach to assessing the validity of theories and applications. Students should gain an understanding of the potential and limitations of psychology's contributions to criminal justice. Emotion and motivation are core concepts in psychology.

    Both terms relate to the psychological forces underlying human experience and action. This module will consider the nature of positive and negative human emotions, their biological basis, and cultural variation in emotional experience and expression. We will also examine the roles of emotions, drives, and instincts in explaining human motivation, including the relationship between arousal and performance, and the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

    Social psychology is the attempt to 'understand and explain how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of other human beings' Allport, This module then deals with the aspects of human behaviour which are particularly affected by the presence of other people, and the influences, deliberate or otherwise, that they bring to bear. Students will examine topics including the role of the state and NGOs, citizenship, social capital, devolution and the 'new localism' and the internet and politics.

    The major schools of thought that theoretically represent the interrelationships between politics, social structures, ideologies and culture will be explored throughout the module. Indicative topics of study include:. This module, Young People and Violence, approaches the study of interpersonal violent crime as it relates to young people. It will explore violence experienced in everyday life paying particular interest to the social context in which it can occur; for example urban spaces, schools, familial setting and 'gang, gun and knife culture'.

    The concern with youth, crime and violence is critically appraised in the context of shifting political focus on disaffected young people. It will seek to understand violence within the context of youth in late modernity. One of the primary objectives of this module will be to engage students in analytical debates on crime and violence as experienced by young people as perpetrators and victims.

    It will examine and apply criminological theory to youth violence exploring the connection between crime and violence through the intersection of race, gender, ethnicity and class. In particular, the module will investigate the link between structure and agency.

    In this module, students will have the opportunity to review the impact of changing political and criminal justice responses to the youth crime problem. The module will have a national as well as international focus. This module will introduce students to the ways in which visual sources — in this case, films, television programmes and other visual broadcast media — can be used in historical research. The module will focus upon the case study of British film and television from the s.

    Students will consider the role of film and television programmes in a variety of historical contexts: the impact of economic depression and rising affluence upon the consumption of leisure products; the utilisation of film by governments for propaganda and morale-boosting in wartime; for social and political critique; and the cinematic codes by which idea[s] of Britain[s] could be conveyed to domestic and overseas audiences. Students will explore films from a range of genres, including feature film, documentaries and wartime propaganda.

    Within this, students will also consider the development of subgenres, such as Ealing comedies, kitchen-sink realism, soap opera and reality television. The module will also introduce students to the broader historical contexts of cultural production and exchange.