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This module aims to define the theoretical and empirical contours of criminology as a distinct discipline and to place these in the context of the historical, social, economic and political developments from which the discipline emerged. Central to this enterprise is the question: what does it mean to be a criminologist? To explore this question, the module will combine an exploration of key criminological concepts with explorations of seminal criminological texts, textbooks and blogs.
This module provides students with an understanding of criminology as a theoretical and applied discipline. Therefore, the module analyses criminological theories of crime and deviance, and explores the application of the theories in real life cases. The module analyses competing orthodox, critical and realist theories and perspectives. It is delivered through interactive sessions that give students the opportunity to evaluate the extent to which each of the theories applies in real life cases. Students are guided through the processes of applying each theory to topical and sometimes contentious crimes, acts of deviance, and punishments. By applying the theories to real life cases, students have the opportunity to evaluate the competing theories, their limitations, their contributions as explanations of crime and deviance, and their impact on crime control policies.
This module provides students with an understanding of the evidence-based skills and practices criminal justice practitioners such as probation officers, youth justice workers, and prison officers should employ to work effectively with service users. The latter are people who are serving court orders under the supervision of probation officers or prison officers. Students will also gain first hand/practical experience of: ¿ Using an evaluation instrument to evaluate the quality of a criminal justice practitioners¿ delivery of services to service users. ¿ Producing an evaluation report for key stakeholders such as criminal justice agencies and government bodies.
This module will equip students with the skills needed to produce a dissertation of between 8,000 and 10,000 words. A series of 6 compulsory meetings with dissertation supervisors followed by optional meetings, enables students to complete this task
The aim of the support tutorial is to provide academic support and guidance to students on a year 1 Integrated programme with The College, Swansea University and the School of Law (Criminology)
, with Principle Investigator: Dr Pamela Ugwudike, Co-Investigators: Ms. Gemma Morgan and Professor Pet, Cherish-de Escalator Funding £5,000
, Cherish-de International Mobility Fellowship £2,000