This module will enable students to undertake independent reseach using the methods taught.
Demonstrate their ability to critically analyse various examples of academic research, and journal articles.
Recognise and apply different research methodologies to given problems, and prepare a literature review on their own chosen topic.
Reflect and draw upin development of key skills and academic progress.
Recognise and apply key transferable skills required for academic success.
Demonstrate effective methods of communication, in the written and oral form.
Develop students as reflective practitioners, enabling them to analyse and critically evaluate their role as investigators.
Develop students knowledge and understanding of the principle practices, and protocols in conducting an investigation.
Explore and recognise the contributions made by sociological, criminological and psychological theories to investigations.
Provide a sound and relevant academic framework to enable students to persure a variety of career paths within the investigation field.
Provide a basis for developing the appropriate skill set for further study and the ability to apply legal/ ethical issues in a variety of situations and contexts.
|Assessment Style:||Coursework, exams and Role-plays|
|Delivery Methods:||Face to face and online|
BA (Hons) Criminology
Year 1 Level 4: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System; Introduction to the Sociology and Psychology of Crime; Law, Sentencing and Punishment; Developing a Criminological Imagination; Explaining Criminal Behaviour; Understanding Crime and Society.
Year 2 Level 5: Crime Reduction, Community Safety and Risk; Policing; Penology; Criminology and Service Learning (practice placement in social, community and criminal justice settings).
Year 3 Level 6: Contemporary Criminological Theory and Research; Dissertation / Research Project with a range of optional modules i.e. Sex and Violent Crimes; Young People, Crime and Justice; Drugs and Society; Hi-tech Crime; International Crime.
BA (Hons) Criminology
The BA (Hons) Criminology course offers an exciting combination of the theory, policy and practice of criminology and criminal justice studies. You’ll have the opportunity to take a number of modules underpinned by cutting-edge research and strong relationships with the police, the probation service, and other criminal justice agencies.
The programme includes crime and criminology; law and human rights; victims and offenders; psychology and forensic psychology; media and crime; policing and managing crime; conflict and conflict resolution; punishment and prisons; ethics.
The programme aims to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through critical and rigorous research and analysis concentrating on criminal justice issues in local communities. Producing graduates who can contribute to the management and reduction of crime. Students will apply theoretical positions to describe, account and explain forms of criminality, statistically account for the rates and patterns of crime and violence, recognise the various challenges that exist in the Criminal Justice System and evaluate the use of restorative justice as a preventative and curative crime fighting strategy.
|Assessment Style:||Coursework and exams|
|Delivery Methods:||Lectures, seminars, tutorials, online learning, scientific play|
Grounding in criminological and social theories and methods, wide-ranging topics including crime and punishment; crime and the media; policing; crimes against humanity; miscarriages of justice; gender and crime; organised crime; and cybercrime. Developing skills of gathering data, synthesising and interpreting evidence and assembling arguments.
|Delivery Location:||University of Winchester|
|Assessment Style:||An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.|
|Delivery Methods:||Full time / part time|
1.Deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within
Criminology and International Security.
2.Devise and sustain arguments, and/or to solve problems, using ideas and techniques,
some of which are at the forefront of
Criminology and International Security.
3.Describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent
advanced scholarship, in Criminology and International Security, recognising the
uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge.
4.Manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary
sources (for example, refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate
to Criminology and International Security).
5.Apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate,
extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out
6.Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution-or identify a range of solutions-to a problem.
7.Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
8.Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, including decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts.
9.Undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
The course combines both formative and summative assessment opportunities, embracing a variety of methods including: essays, briefing papers, exams, seminar performance, seminar presentations (both individual and group), portfolios, case studies, blogs, policy documents and book reviews. The majority will be tutor assessed, but a number will be peer-reviewed in
seminars. Prompt feedback will be provided for all assessment, electronically via Weblearn, in-class, or individually with tutors.
The strategy is designed to maximise the development of subject specific skills and
employability skills appropriate to each level of the degree, and to meet the needs of the
- Deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within Criminology and Law.
- Devise and sustain arguments, and/or to solve problems, using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of Criminology and Law
- Describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in Criminology and Law.
- Manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (for example, research articles and/or original materials appropriate to Criminology and Law)
- Apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects;
- Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution or identify a range of solutions to a problem;
- Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
- Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, including decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts;
- Undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.
Students are assessed through a combination of essays, module specific research projects, seen and unseen examinations and an individual largely self directed project focussed upon Policing.
At level 4 assessments seek to encourage students to specify and describe theories and institutions.
At level 5 assessments require students to extend and critically evaluate the knowledge they have encountered. Students at this level are also required to produce research reports including data analysis and interpretation.
At level 6 assessments test students’ critical knowledge of applied areas of Criminology and Law and their ability to think and research independently.
The role of the police is critically examined – i.e. the roles of: preserving law and order; detection and reduction od crime; engaging with the community; and examining the function of the police at a local, national and international level.
Students learns to understand the intricacies of the criminal justice system and discover how different agencies, such as the police, probation service, courts and prisons interact. The degree offers a theoretical approach to policing, developing a strategic understanding of its systems. Contemporary issues of policing such as homicide, cybercrime, gangs, organised crime, mental health are also explored.
The degree consists of 30-credit modules and offers a choice of modules.
It also has work placement opportunities as well as dissertation or a Work-Based Learning project (under the supervision of a staff member) on a topic of the student’s choice.
- There is an option to extend the course by a year, and spend the third year doing a paid work placement
|Assessment Style:||Students’ knowledge and understanding is assessed by a variety of assessment methods including essays, reports, case study work, presentations, reviews and a research proposal. The range of coursework submissions allows students to demonstrate their understanding of theory and practice and their ability to sustain a coherent argument.|
|Delivery Methods:||Offered via a full-time or part-time route|
(An optional year on work placement is available also)
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