Course Description

Course Name

Criminology Theory

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Prerequisite(s): compulsory HE1 set

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: essay (2000 words) [60%], in-class test (2 hours) [40%]
This module aims to build upon knowledge of theoretical criminology gained in the first year, and to contextualise theoretical criminology. It will look at the historical context in which key theoretical perspectives have developed and will apply these perspectives to the study of contemporary issues and debates on crime and crime control. Throughout the module, the relationship between theory, methods and research will be explored. It will therefore play a dual role in further consolidating and developing a more complex appreciation of perspectives as well as developing students? ability to use, critically analyse and apply criminological theories in research objectives in the second and third year.

*Course content subject to change