Social Inequality and Public Policy

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Inequality and Public Policy

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Criminology, Justice Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    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.

    Autumn Semester:
    ? 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

    ? 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

Course Disclaimer

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