Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
Reflecting the specialisation of the course, this module focuses on specific areas of current academic interest and research within the area of sexual offending. It provides an in-depth understanding of an array of applied topics from academic research and theory, to demonstrate the heterogeneity of this offence grouping. This module will equip students with the ability to critically evaluate the current status of research in these specific areas and to inform future investigation.
1. The heterogeneity of sexual offenders and theoretical approaches to explaining this offending type.
2. The extent to which sexual offenders are ‘specialists’.
3. Providing a synthesis and critical evaluation of the academic literature relevant to specific fields of sexual offending, such as:
4. The perceptions of sexual offending (e.g. ‘rape myths’) and how this offence type is portrayed within the media.
5. The application of current research findings and theory to practice.
6. Future directions for research and theory development.
On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:
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