Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The module provides an overview of key theoretical issues and contemporary approaches in criminology. It takes an ‘Applied Criminology’ methodology that:
The module also offers a chance for students to develop their postgraduate academic skills, with a focus on rigorous critical analysis and construction of developed and appropriate academic arguments.
The module explores a range of key theoretical issues and contemporary approaches in criminology. These will come from a range of different areas across criminology, for example topics such as, but not limited to: Cybercrime; Environmental Crime and Green Criminology; Evidence-based policing; Crimes against Humanity; Globalisation and authority; Critical criminology. In the analysis of these topics, students will focus on developing their critical analytical and comparative skills, building on previous knowledge to demonstrate postgraduate level skills and academic thought.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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