Race and Criminal Justice

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Race and Criminal Justice

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite(s): compulsory set in Social Sciences

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Assessment: seminar participation [10%], group presentation [20%], essay [70%]
    The aim of this module would be to provide a critical assessment of the impact of race on criminal justice policies and practice. This process will introduce students to historical and contemporary theories of race and crime as well as the ongoing criminological debates over the experiences of visible minority ethnic groups as clients of the criminal justice system and as victims of crime. It will place emphasis on black people?s encounters with the criminal justice system, with an aim to provide students with competing theoretical and empirical accounts of the relationship between race and criminal justice particularly in relation to the over-representation of black people in crime figures.

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