Crime and Justice in Scotland: The Criminal in Scottish Society

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Crime and Justice in Scotland: The Criminal in Scottish Society

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    This module is designed to introduce students to the subject of criminology through the lens of the Scottish Criminal Justice System. The module begins with an overview of the Scottish Criminal Justice System before examining the major avenues by which the public obtain information about crime - as victims of crime and from the media and official statistics. The module examines the processes that have developed our definitions of crime and the broader social and political context within which this crime occurs.

    Excursion(s): This module includes a visit to the Surgeon's Hall in Edinburgh to discuss the criminal case of Burke and Hare as well as the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

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