- What is Crime and What is Criminal Law in a Historical Context?
- Anglo-Saxon Origins of Criminal Law
- Legal Developments after the Norman Conquest and the 'Legal Revolution'
- Torture and the Emergence of the Jury Trial
- Witchcraft and the Witch Hunts
- Crime and Criminals in the 18th Century
- Crime and Convict Transportation
- Crime and Criminals in the 19th Century
- The Rise of the Prison
- Identifying Criminals: Mug Shots and Pseudo-Science
- Organised Crime in the 20th Century
- Debates on the Death Penalty
- Is Terrorism a Crime?
- Chat Rooms
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Essay 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Essay 2 (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Online Discussion (30%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
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This subject examines the incidence of crime, the development of the law and criminal justice processes in response to crime, and the means of punishment to deal with crime. Covering the period from the Middle Ages to the present, the focus will be mainly on Europe and the ways in which crime impacted on communities, how the meaning of criminality shifted over time, and the agencies for change in dealing with criminals.