|Co-ordinator||Miss Katherine S Williams|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours One two hour lecture per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 Hours Four one hour seminars|
|Professional Exemptions||NOT REQUIRED FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES|
In addition to these academic skills students should be able to demonstrate:
Good time-management skills in preparing for seminars and submitting work on time.
The ability to carry out independent research for which credit will be given in the assessments
Locating and using relevant hard copy and electronic sources seminars will require preparation using material from websites.
Ability to work in groups.
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 back to the 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. As well as a very sound basis in criminological theory the course will also involve a lot of analysis of criminological research, both quantitative and qualitative.
The course will provide a comprehensive consideration of theoretical, practical and political aspects of criminology.
The course will encourage independent research in locating materials. The intention will be to introduce the students to the very different intellectual skills used by criminologists from varying disciplines. In particular to teach them rigorous research methodology and how to interpret and evaluate research data.
The course will also aim to develop transferable skills such as research, analysis, critical evaluation which are valuable in many professional contexts. In addition to these it will encourage good time management.
2. Major themes: Individual v. structural;
deterministic v free choice;
truth and politics.
3. Area of Study
4. Interpreting Criminological Research.
Size of problem;
Centrality of victim;
Loss of criminal;
Types of victim and their presentation.
6. 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
Idealist and realisms
The intention will be to teach this through participatory lectures and seminars. This will permit the students more leeway in shaping the course and give them a more active role in their learning.
This module is at CQFW Level 6