Are Governments "Murdering" their citizens? (Years 12 and 13)
- Tuesday 19 January 2021 (13:15-14:15)
Year Group: 12 and 13
Subject(s): Sociology, Criminology, Social Policy, PPE
Attendee Requirements: None
About: In this Masterclass, students will examine a number of social issues (poverty, homelessness and health inequalities) to explore whether governments are engaging in social murder. Students will debate these issues in groups before a decision making panel, tasked to decide whether deaths associated with the social issue is avoidable or not and how government policy can potentially change things. They will explore topics such as the Grenfell Tower Fire, the UN report on poverty in the UK, the consequences of austerity and how some parts of the UK are seeing a shortening of lifespans despite an average increase across the UK.
In this interactive and engaging session, students will be introduces to the cross-cutting theory within social sciences and offer a topical insight into these debates (illustrating how theory has real world applications) but also explore policy debates (demonstrating how governments and societies can be active agents for challenging and changing social ills).
Speaker: Dr Lee Gregory
How to book: Bookings should be made by the school coordinator using the booking form available on the Masterclasses programme page.
To find out more about any of the Masterclasses, please email the Masterclass team.