Crime and Irish Society

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Crime and Irish Society

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Criminology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module examines crime and punishment in Ireland under the lens of social policy. It gives a historical overview of the approaches of the state to criminal justice, and explores trends, systems and policies in crime and punishment in Ireland.
    Module Content
    • Defining, classifying and measuring crime.
    • Trends in crime in Ireland.
    • Prison and coercive confinement in Ireland.
    • The use of non-custodial sanctions.
    • Role of politics and culture in criminal justice in Ireland.
    • Drugs policy in Ireland.
    • Youth criminal justice in Ireland.
    • White collar crime in Ireland.
    • Researching crime.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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.


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