Course Description

Course Name

Crime, Culture & the City

Session: VLNS3422

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


Dr John Kerr (module convener)
Assessment: essay (2000 words) [60%], multi-media project [40%] [both assessments must be attempted]

The aim of this module is to encourage students to explore critically the interdisciplinary interface between crime and disorder, culture and the city. As such it combines insights from three disciplines: criminology, cultural studies and urban studies. Key concerns of the module involve uses of public space, transgression, consumption practices, night-time economies, the city spectacle, youth subcultures, graffiti, urban governance and technologies of social control. This module fits within an emerging area of investigation called cultural criminology.

*Course content subject to change