Module code: M5022
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay, Coursework
This module examines the main approaches to criminological theory and practice from the mid-19th century to the present, with an emphasis on contemporary work.
The aim is to assess the relevance of these approaches to current debates about:
- youth crime
- drug abuse
- defensible space and CCTV
- representation of crime in the media
- environmental crime
- corporate crime and corruption
- terrorism and related topics.
Module learning outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate critically the major schools of criminological thought.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the social, political, cultural and philosophical context of criminological thought.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the relationship between criminological thought and criminal justice policy.
- Have undertaken independent study of a criminological issue.