Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3193: Women in the Criminal Justice System: Law, Policy and Institutions

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Semester 1

  • Introduction
  • The organisation of political life and the role of supranational law
  • Women in history: the female duality
  • Abortion policy and reproductive freedom
  • Evidence based policymaking and professionals
  • Women’s issues and parliament
  • The regulation of prostitution
  • Sex for Sale in the EU
  • Women and the Court System
  • Women Who Kill
  • Law Enforcement: Prisons and Parole

Semester 2

  • Assessment guidance
  • Innovative policymaking in women’s issues
  • Pornography
  • Interest groups and human rights legislation
  • Women in the media
  • Rape legislation
  • Policy implementation and SLBs
  • The gendered impact of political practices
  • Girls and juvenile offending
  • Women as decision makers: politicians, judges and officers
  • Conclusion

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity4422 x two-hour seminars
Guided independent study88Reading and preparation for seminars
Guided independent study34Research and writing of group presentation
Guided independent study50Research and writing of consultation paper
Guided independent study84Research and writing of essay

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk