Module Identifier CR10410  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Miss Katherine S Williams  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Nathan J Gibbs, Professor Alan H Clarke  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   10 hours of seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Oral presentation  50%
Semester Assessment 1 x 1000 word assessed essay required in week 9  50%
Supplementary Assessment By retaking the failed element   
Professional Exemptions Not required for Professional exemption  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Read confidently over all the major disciplines involved in criminology
2. Evaluate data drawn from disparate disciplines
3   Analyse the way in which the different disciplines interact within the study
of criminology

Brief description

Each week students will be asked to read a set text or collection of texts or to prepare for a discussion. The contact sessions will be used to enable students to develop their understanding of those texts. Students may be asked to work in groups.

Students are expected to invest time in reading around the subject. As a rough guide, over the semester, we expect you to:
Attend seminars for   10 hours
Prepare for seminars for   50 hours (about 10
hours per seminar)
Prepare for the coursework assignment for 20 hours (this should
be spread over a number of weeks)
Prepare for oral assignment   20 hours


The study of criminology requires an ability to read and digest many different types of research material from a number of disciplines. This module aims to help students in their quest to achieve the requisite skills.



Session Week Subject matter
First   1 APPR (PDP)
Second 4 Review of article ¿ choose piece for this and for Elements assignment
Third 6 An interactive group discussion.
Fourth 8 Victims
Fifth   10 Establishing the level of the crime problem.


This module is at CQFW Level 4