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Undergraduate | LTU-LST3BIG | 2024

Critical Issues in Criminology

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Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
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Entry requirements
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12 weeks

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Critical Issues in Criminology

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the current state of criminological theory, research, and practice and appreciate how the field is evolving in response to contemporary issues.
    2. Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary criminological research, focusing on its social and political relevance, methodological and ethical quality, theoretical grounding, and practical implications.
    3. Communicate complex criminological concepts and research findings effectively in both written and oral formats.
    4. Critically analyse existing policies and propose evidence-based recommendations based on an evaluation of criminological research.
    5. Demonstrate the capacity to synthesise diverse sources of information, form coherent arguments, and conduct independent research.

Entry requirements


Pre-requisites: Students must have completed 30 credit points of level 2 Crime, Justice and Legal Studies, Law, or Criminology subjects.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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