Module code: LW3350
Module co-ordinator: Charlotte Walsh
Criminology is the multi-disciplinary study of crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. It is informed by a wide variety of perspectives, helping students to develop a contextual understanding of the law. Specifically, the course focuses on: constructions of crime; discourses on punishment; women and the criminal justice system; drug policy; youth justice; and, race and the criminal justice system.
By the end of this module, a typical student will be able to:
- Access a wide variety of material relating to the phenomena of crime and the criminal justice system
- Produce a well-researched, coherent piece of written coursework
- Describe and evaluate a variety of theoretical criminological frameworks
- Critically analyse the social and political context in which the criminal justice system operates
- 40 one-hour lectures
- Seven one-hour tutorials
- Essay, 3,000 words (40%)
- Essay, 4,000 words (60%)
- Not available to Semester only Visiting Students.