Social Inequality and Public Policy
Area of Study
Criminology, Justice Studies, Public Policy Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module will develop students? understanding of the existence and impact of a range
of social inequalities present in British society and how these relate to issues of crime
and justice. Students will be introduced to a range of different dimensions of inequality,
how inequality is measured and key patterns and trends. Academic and policy research
on the impact of social inequality on the individual and society will be drawn upon to
examine the relationship between inequality, social divisions and crime. The role of
public policy programmes and interventions in the reduction of inequality will be
discussed and the effectiveness of the recent history of such policy evaluated.
Topics covered include:
? Social inequality: key concepts and measurements.
? Auditing social divisions including social class, gender, ethnicity, health,
education, and neighbourhood.
? Inequality, offending and victimisation.
? Social inequality and effectiveness of public policy programmes and
? Group work principles and practice.
? The State, Welfare and Policy
? Social Inequality, Justice and Ideology 1
? Income Inequality and the 1%
? The Impact of income inequality
? Divided Spaces, Divided Lives
? Urban Regeneration
Weekly 2 hour Lecture/Workshops and a Seminar Programme
STUDY OPTION 1:
? Group work peer evaluation (20%)
? A 3000 word Group Report (80%)
STUDY OPTION 2: Portfolio
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.