Crime, Community and Safety

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Crime, Community and Safety

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

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

    The aims of this course are twofold. First, the nature and extent, causes and consequences of youth crime and anti-social behaviour are probed. This includes a consideration of youth gangs and territoriality. Second, the spectrum of policies designed to confront these phenomena are critically evaluated. Here we examine a range of national and local interventions aimed to ameliorate anti-social behaviour and more severe gang-related behaviours.
    By the end of this course, students should be able to:
    ? Assess the nature, extent and consequences of crime, anti-social behaviour amongst social groups and across urban areas;
    ? Critically evaluate competing explanations of the causation of these phenomena;
    ? Discern the spectrum of approaches to the management of crime-related disorder in urban Britain and critically evaluate their effectiveness.
    1 essay of 3000 words 40%
    1 two hour exam 60%

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.

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