Criminal Justice Professions: Policy and Practice

Module code: CR7145

In this module you will start to put your knowledge into practice. You will design and conduct a mini investigation into an aspect of contemporary criminal justice practice by sorting and organising information from a range of academic and non-academic sources. This is to highlight the current working practices of, and challenges facing, practitioners in the criminal justice field and how they can be linked to criminological theory and research.


  • 8 hours of lectures
  • 8 hours of seminars
  • 3 hours of tutorials
  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 129 hours of guided independent study


  • Presentation, 10 minutes (25%)
  • Essay, 2,500 words (75%)