Aims/Description: The module provides students with a critical introduction to criminological studies, encouraging them to approach their degree with careful attention to what they want to achieve out of the course, and what their course can do within (and for) modern society. It also provides a vector for the teaching of core skills and values required by the study of criminology, including critical thinking, academic writing and oral presentation skills, and independent research.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to School of Law students

Staff Contact: SKINNS LAYLA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Students will be graded Pass/Fail through presentation (c. 15 minutes) in the final tutorial of an account of their skills development over the course of the academic year, framed in terms similar to the intended learning outcomes. Students must provide a reflective, and reflexive, account of their strengths and weaknesses, supporting their claims with evidence and developing an account of where they need to go next.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Law):

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