Crime, Protest and Punishment in the 20th Century

Ref: C2340789

Twentieth century Britain underwent a lot of change with regards to standard of living, technology, welfare state and divisions and these had considerable impact on crime and punishment. From the introduction of finger printing to the setting up of Crown Courts, the police, justice systems and prison have been transformed. Some famouse cases will be studied such as Ruth Ellis and her conviction for murder. Was it a miscarriage of justice? Protest such as strikes and marches will also feature. The key theme will be how far we have come since the Middle Ages especially in the way treason is treated.

Course aim

The aim is to provide an introduction to Crime, Protest and Punishment in the twentieth century in Britain.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe changes to the prison system
  • Explain how protest and marches are treated by the authorities
  • Evlauate how crime has changed in the twentieth century.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Crime, Protest and Punishment in the 20th Century

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