Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Cod y Modiwl
Teitl y Modiwl
Cyflwyniad i Droseddeg
Blwyddyn Academaidd
Cyd-gysylltydd y Modiwl
Semester 1 (Dysgwyd dros 2 semester)
Anghymharus (Unrhyw Flwyddyn Acad)
Anghymharus (Unrhyw Flwyddyn Acad)
Anghymharus (Unrhyw Flwyddyn Acad)
Anghymharus (Unrhyw Flwyddyn Acad)
Staff Eraill sy'n Cyfrannu

Manylion y cyrsiau

Math o Ddysgu Manylion / Hyd Dysgu
Seminar 6 x Seminarau 1 Awr
Darlith 16 x Darlithoedd 2 Awr

Dulliau Asesu

Math o Assessiad Manylion / Hyd Assessiad Cyfran
Arholiad Semester 1.5 Awr   Arholiad  . Ni chaiff ymgeiswyr ddod a llyfrau, nodiadau na deunydd arall i mewn i'r arholiad.  67%
Asesiad Semester Traethawd  1000 o eiriau  33%
Arholiad Ailsefyll 1.5 Awr   Arholiad  - os caiff yr arholiad ei fethu. Ni chaiff ymgeiswyr ddod a llyfrau, nodiadau na deunydd arall i mewn i'r arholiad.  67%
Asesiad Ailsefyll Traethawd  1000 o eiriau - os caiff y traethawd ei fethu  33%

Canlyniadau Dysgu

Wedi cwblhau'r modiwl dylai'r myfyrwyr:

(Apologies - Translation to follow)
On completion of this module, students should be able to.
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. Explain and analyse the interaction between criminological theory and policy decisions in the area of crime, crime analysis, detection, punishment and treatment.
5. Evaluate the utility of theory to the criminal law.
6. Evaluate the utility of theory to the crime control policy.
7. Identify problems in the theoretical and explanatory materials and suggest possible solutions.
8. Demonstrate a basic understanding of and ability to evaluate research based on empirical materials, including relevant quantitative material.
9. Demonstrate effective research skills

Disgrifiad cryno

The course will trace theories from the major disciplines involved in criminology. It will include jurisprudential, biological, psychological and sociological theories and consider how and why certain ideas become more prevalent at different times. In particular it will trace the links between the use of these theories by the state and the emergence of differing political ideas and ideologies.


Major themes:
  • Individual v. structural;
  • Deterministic v free choice;
  • Truth and politics.
Explanations of crime and their policy implications
  • Biological - including modern genetic and its consequences.
  • Psychological - including cognitive, media and the associated control policies which arise
  • Social - including structural (e.g. poverty and unemployment)
  • Control - formal and informal.
  • Phenomenology, ethnomethodology, labelling, radical
  • Critical criminology
  • Feminist
  • Idealist and realisms
Theories and Politics
  • Interaction between politics and criminology
  • Criminology and policy
  • Fashions in official use of theories.


Mae'r modiwl hwn yn cydymffurfio a FfCChC Lefel 6