Queen’s University Open Learning Course


10 weekly sessions on

Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm starting 30 th

September 2014

Fee £64.00 (£40.00 concession) 10 CATS points

The course will cover the following topics :

The course will consider historical changes in crime and punishment. We will assess forms of punishment over time from the death penalty to restorative justice, We will ask: What is Justice?

Why do people commit crime? Should life imprisonment mean life? What is the purpose of prison

– punishment or rehabilitation? Does prison work? Finally we will consider alternatives to prison.

Who is the course for:

If you are thinking of studying Criminology this would be an ideal taster course

People working in criminal justice

Anyone who has a general interest in criminology and the history of crime

For enrolment information contact Queen’s University Open Learning:

Open Learning Office

School of Education

Queen’s University

20 College Green

Belfast BT7 1LN

Telephone numbers: 028 9097 3323/3539