Module Information

Module Identifier
LAM4120
Module Title
Disciplinary Perspectives on 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 OF 5,000-6,000 WORDS  80%
Semester Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION  20%
Supplementary Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION OR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 5,000-6,000 WORDS TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED  80%
Supplementary Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION OR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT IN LIEU OF ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE RESUBMITTED, 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 the social, human and natural sciences.
2. To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical relationships which may exist between the social, human and natural sciences.
3. To understand and appreciate the disciplinary and contextual presuppositions and implication s of legal and criminological research in general
4. To Engage in the discussion of the character of and the relationship between relevant cognate disciplines in the context of legal and criminological research
5. To demonstrate a general understanding of the implications of different disciplinary perspectives and considerations relating to the social and political context for the development of a particular research project.

Brief description

This module provides an introduction a) to the concept of an academic discipline b) an understanding of the possible types of relationships which may exist between cognate disciplines and in particular between law and criminology and related disciplines and c0 an awareness of the relevance which factors relating to social and political context may have in shaping research in law and criminology.

Content

1. INTRODUCTION OF THE MODULE
2. THE CONCEPT OF A DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PRACTICE
3. DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ORGANIZATION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE HUMAN , SOCIAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
4. THE DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PRACTICES OF LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY AND IN PARTICULAR THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH COGNATE DISCIPLINES
5. AN INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICAL RESEARCH ISSUES AT THE INTERFACE BETWEEN LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY AND THE NATURAL RESOURCES
6. ISSUES IN THE AREA OF THE REGULATION OF RISK
7. THE ROLE OF SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL CONTEXT IN SHAPING THE FORMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE AREAS OF LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

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