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    Major Issues in Criminology and Penology
    LESM A305
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    Major Issues in Criminology and Penology
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2020
    Course Level
    Higher
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    10
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    N/A
    Future Terms
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Higher 2 terms 10
    English
    N/A

    Course Coordinator: Dr Vincent Cheng, MPhil, Phd (HKU)

    Course Developer: Prof. R J Harris, University of Hull

    This course discusses the major issues in understanding crime, punishment and rehabilitation, which are likely to preoccupy the minds of people working in law enforcement agencies. This is one of the two alternative compulsory, higher-level courses (the other one being LESM A301) specially designed for students who take the study programmes in Law Enforcement and Security Management: Higher Diploma, Bachelor of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours). The course will also be interesting for other students in the Social Sciences programme who would like to broaden their knowledge of the issues and debates of criminology and penology. There is in principle no prerequisite for this course, although learners are expected to have sufficient language skills to be able to study in English at the tertiary level.

    Aims
    The course aims to introduce learners to the main issues and debates underpinning criminology and penology. It also discusses the development of criminology and penology in relation to wider social changes. The course, which contains both theoretical and empirical materials, will enable learners to develop a deeper and coherent understanding of the subject matter and to ponder over the relevance of the knowledge for professional practice.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • The focus of criminology and penology

    • The classical perspective

    • Positivist criminology

    • Sociological criminology

    • Environmental criminology

    • Criminology and wider social changes

    • Punishment and its goals

    • The notion of rehabilitation

    • The ‘new penology’

    • Penology and wider social changes

    Learning support
    There will be two-hour tutorials and day schools at regular intervals.

    Assessment
    There are five assignments and a final examination. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Set book(s)
    Bernard, T J, Snipes, J B and Gerould, A L (2010) Vold’s Theoretical Criminology, 6th edn, Oxford: OUP.

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