Course Description

Course Name

Crime and Punishment in England, 1750-1900

Session: VLNS3422

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


Assessment: presentation [25%], unseen paper (2 hours) [75%]
The module explores the changing experiences and cultural understandings of crime and punishment, and their significance, during a period of rapid political, economic and social change in England. In order to accomplish this, the module: establishes a broad picture of chronological change in patterns of and discourses about crime, policing and punishment in the period; explores class and sexual politics in the period through the study of discourse about crime and the field of operation of the criminal law; and examines the sources for the study of crime, such as legal records, investigative journalism, and criminal statistics.

*Course content subject to change