Singapore University of Social Sciences

Crime, Justice and Punishment (PSS103)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

PSS103 Crime, Justice and Punishment provides students with knowledge of the main sociological and criminological theories on crime, justice and punishment. This course reviews the historical emergence of theories in relation to crime and subsequent developments in the area of punishment. By understanding the different concepts and perspectives, students will be able to appraise the policies and practices related to justice and punishment. This course also emphasises the need for public safety and security. With that understanding, students will be able to appreciate the policies related to crime and public safety.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -
E-Learning: To be confirmed

Topics

  • Introduction to public safety
  • Punishment and justice
  • Principles of justice
  • Changes in the justice jurisprudence
  • Policies and regulation in the management of justice
  • Legislations and rule of law
  • Public safety and security
  • Moral panic, fear and justice
  • Police
  • Prosecutors
  • Human rights and criminal justice
  • Miscarriages of justice

Learning Outcome

  • Distinguish the differing perspectives on crime, justice and punishment
  • Analyse the complexities in ensuring public safety
  • Examine the policies related to crime, justice and punishment
  • Identify the key policies related to public safety
  • Assess the differing perspectives on crime, justice and punishment
  • Formulate strategies aligned with principles related to crime, justice and punishment
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