Module Information

Module Identifier
LAM2020
Module Title
Jurisprudential and Comparative Issues in Law and Criminology
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Ms Emma R McClean (Senior Lecturer - Westminster University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 11 x 2 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OR ASSIGNMENTS UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 3,000 WORDS  80%
Semester Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION  20%
Supplementary Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 3,000 WORDS TO BE RESUBMITTED, IF FAILED  80%
Supplementary Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION OR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT IN LIEU OF AN ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of general methodological issues in human sciences

2. To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of Jurisprudential and Comparative issues in Law and Criminology

3. To understand and appreciate the Jurisprudential and Comparative presuppositions and implications of legal and criminological research in general

4. To engage in Jurisprudential and Comparative debate in the context of legal and criminological research

5. To demonstrate an understanding of the implications of Jurisprudential and Comparative issues within the context of a particular research project

6. To present a critical and well-informed understanding of the contribution of methodological, jurisprudential and comparative reflection to the effective development of an original research project in the field of Law and Criminology

Brief description

This module provides training in (a) an appreciation of the philosophical and epistemological foundations of legal and socio-legal research and research in cognate interdisciplinary fields and of the different objectives and principles inherent in each of these fields; and (b) the location, reading and use of different media, in particular literary and historical sources, as compared with conventional legal sources, material and documentation.

Content

- Using historical primary sources & archive work
- Secondary sources and historiography
- Comparison of law: methodological aspects and theories
- Supranational dimension of law (international, european, cross border)
- Influential theoretical schools and streams

Note: The precise syllabus of this course may vary slightly subject to teaching staff and students interests.

Transferable skills

Throughout the module, students will practise and develop their skills of research, analysis, time-management, oral and written presentation. In seminars they will develop their ability to listen, understand and explain subject related topics as well as present a point of view orally and discuss their thoughts with the rest of the class; their assignments will enable them to develop their skills of independent research, analysis, presentation and writing (including data collection and retrieval, IT and time management). All learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in any legal profession.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7