Theorising Crime and Deviance

Module code: CR7144 (double module)

This module focuses on the underlying theoretical processes underlying how we classify crime and deviant behaviours. We will draw on evidence to examine the social and demographic correlates for offending. Throughout the course of this module we will disseminate the major theoretical explanations for crime and deviance and highlight their assumptions and implications.


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 9 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 249 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay plan, 1,500 words (20%)
  • Essay, 3,500 words (80%)