All entries for Tuesday 04 October 2016
October 04, 2016
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/hi398
Welcome to Crime and Punishment in the Long Nineteenth Century
I look forward the the year ahead and I hope you enjoy the course.
Purpose of the Crime and Punishment Blog
This is an innovative module. Students are involved in all aspects of curriculum and assessment design. So this blog is fundamental to that process.
Students will be expected to post up summaries of their reading and analyses of documents before each seminar. They will also be able to add comments to each other's entries. This will provide an importance resource for revision and for essay work.The headlines of each entry will be added to the module homepage.
The blog will also be a repository for sources on crime and punishment in the long nineteenth century including films, books, articles and primary sources. If you see something interesting on TV, in the papers, at the cinema relevant to the module please share it with other students.
All students on the course have been added to the blog as contributors. That means they can post up entries and edit them. They can also add comments to each others entries.
You will have noticed from the timetable page of the module website that at present there is only one topic for forthcoming seminars. This is because the syllabus for the module is negotiated between all participants on the module. Each year, students decide among themselves the topics and sources they would like to study.
The suggestions may be broad (eg women and crime, punishment) or very specific (eg Sherlock Holmes novels, domestic violence). The module covers the period from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century and deals with all aspects of crime and punishment, policing, the law, courts etc. Take a look at the bibliography page for ideas for topics.
- Clive Emsley,Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900(recommended book for purchase)