Crime, Culture & the City

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Crime, Culture & the City

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

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

    Dr John Kerr (module convener)
    Assessment: essay (2000 words) [60%], multi-media project [40%] [both assessments must be attempted]

    The aim of this module is to encourage students to explore critically the interdisciplinary interface between crime and disorder, culture and the city. As such it combines insights from three disciplines: criminology, cultural studies and urban studies. Key concerns of the module involve uses of public space, transgression, consumption practices, night-time economies, the city spectacle, youth subcultures, graffiti, urban governance and technologies of social control. This module fits within an emerging area of investigation called cultural criminology.

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