Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3240: Women in the Criminal Justice System: Law, Policy and Institutions

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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:

  • The organisation of political life and the role of supranational lawAbortion policy and reproductive freedom
  • Evidence based policymaking and professionals
  • The regulation of prostitution
  • Sex for Sale in the EU
  • Women Who Kill
  • Pornography
  • Interest groups and human rights legislation
  • 9Rape legislation
  • Policy implementation and SLBs
  • Girls and juvenile offending

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 activities2211 x two-hour seminars
Guided independent study44Reading and preparation for seminars
Guided independent study17Research and writing of group presentation
Guided independent study25Research and writing of consultation paper
Guided independent study42Research and writing of essay

Online Resources

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

Other Learning Resources

Cooper, Sarah. 2016. Regulating Women: Policymaking and Practice in the UK. Rowman and Littlefield. Chapter 1.

Lowndes, Vivien and Mark Roberts. 2013. Why Institutions Matter: The New Institutionalism in Political Science. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peters, B. Guy .2011. Institutional Theory in Political Science: The New Institutionalism. London: Pinter.

Krook, Mona Lena, and Fiona Mackay, eds. 2010. Gender, Politics and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Stern, Baroness Vivien. 2010. The Stern Review: A Report by Baroness Vivien Stern CBE of an Independent Review into How Rape Complaints are Handled by Public Authorities in England and Wales. Government Equalities Office and Home office, London.