Module Information

Module Identifier
TR12430
Module Title
Elfennau Troseddeg
Academic Year
2018/2019
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Arholiad dwy awr o hyd a welwyd ymlaen llaw  Ni chaiff ymgeiswyr ddod A llyfrau, nodiadau na deunydd arall i mewn i'r arholiad.  67%
Semester Assessment Traethawd  2000 o eiriau neu debyg  33%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Arholiad dwy awr o hyd a welwyd ymlaen llaw  - os caiff y traethawd ei fethu. Ni chaiff ymgeiswyr ddod A llyfrau, nodiadau na deunydd arall i mewn i'r arholiad.  67%
Supplementary Assessment Traethawd  2000 o eiriau neu debyg - os caiff y traethawd ei fethu  33%

Learning Outcomes

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

(Apologies - Translation to follow)

1 Explain the main criminological theories
2 Analyse both what a criminological theory is able to do and, often more importantly, the limits of its worth.
3 Analyse and evaluate strengths and weaknesses in the existing legal and enforcement provisions from a more socio-legal viewpoint.
4 Identify problems in the theoretical and explanatory materials and suggest possible solutions.
5 Demonstrate a basic understanding of and ability to evaluate research based on empirical materials.
6 Demonstrate effective research skills.

Brief description

The module will continue to identify the themes running through criminology and place these within their social and political context. It will analyse the continuity in the discipline and the repetition and re-birth of ideas as well as consider the reasons for and the way in which leaps in thinking come into the subject. It will also link these to criminal law and penology to discover whether and how they have been used and, often more interesting, why they have been left to one side by those responsible for policy changes.

Content

INTRODUCTION: Major themes
  • Overview of major theoretical models of crime.
THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
  • The classical tradition in criminology, including neo-classical theories.
  • The positivist school and the emergence of scientific criminology.
  • Labelling perspective
  • Control Theory
  • Critical Criminology: Radical perspectives; Feminist Criminology
  • Sociological perspectives: Functionalism and strain theories; The Chicago School - Social disorganisation, zonal theory and differential association; Culture, subculture and delinquency; Social exclusion, economic marginalisation and inequality; Criminological realism.
  • Biological bases of criminal behaviour: Physical characteristics; Physiological processes; and Genetic / evolutionary factors.
  • Psychological explanations: Psychoanalytic approaches; Learning theories; and Cognitive approaches.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4