Course Description

Course Name

Race and Criminal Justice

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Prerequisite(s): compulsory set in Social Sciences

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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.

*Course content subject to change