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Anti-Social Behaviour Law & Policy - LAW00024H

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  • Department: The York Law School
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Caroline Hunter
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18

Module aims

The aim of this module is to provide students with a sociologically informed understanding of why a concern with anti-social behaviour has emerged in late twentieth century western societies. It will focus on the particular forms of legal and other controls which have developed in the UK. Students will engage critically with the empirical evidence as to the effectiveness of the different forms of control.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate:

  • A critical understanding of the changes and continuities in contemporary society which have led to current policy concerns with anti-social behaviour
  • Knowledge of a number of the different legal actions which are used to control anti-social behaviour and other policy responses to the issue and the critiques which have been made of these
  • An ability to use published empirical evidence to support arguments about the use and effectiveness of different interventions to deal with anti-social behaviour
  • The ability to construct arguments orally and in writing supported by appropriate evidence which critically analyse anti-social behaviour law and policy

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Anti-Social Behaviour Law & Policy - Essay
N/A 75
Essay/coursework
Anti-Social Behaviour Law & Policy - Reflection
N/A 10
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Anti-Social Behaviour Law & Policy - Presentation
N/A 15

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Anti-Social Behaviour Law & Policy - Essay
N/A 75
Essay/coursework
Anti-Social Behaviour Law & Policy - Reflection
N/A 10
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Anti-Social Behaviour Law & Policy - Presentation
N/A 15

Module feedback

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Indicative reading

Squires P. (ed) (2008) ASBO Nation: the criminalisation of nuisance



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