Module code: LW3350

Criminology is the multi-disciplinary study of crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. It is informed by a wide variety of perspectives (social, philosophical, political), helping you to develop a contextual understanding of the law.

You will have access to a wide variety of material relating to the phenomena of crime and the criminal justice system, which will lead you to produce a well-researched piece of written coursework. This module will expand your criminological imagination, and will help you to evaluate a variety of theoretical criminological frameworks.

Topics covered

  • Constructions of crime
  • Green criminology
  • Youth justice
  • Drug policy
  • Crime on film
  • Neurocriminology


  • 40 hours of lectures
  • 7 hours of tutorials
  • 253 hours of guided independent study 


  • Essay, 3,000 words (40%)
  • Essay, 4,000 words (60%)