20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module examines current debates and emerging trends in research on crime and criminal justice. It focuses on specific case studies of recent or ongoing research on the institutions of criminal justice - such as the police, prisons and probation services - being undertaken by staff in the School of Law. In doing so, students are provided with an introduction to the criminal justice system and first-hand insights into original research projects in the field of criminology. The case studies will involve an exploration of the research design, process, findings, implications and impact. Students will also consider how research agendas are shaped by the unfolding dynamics of society.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to School of Law students

Staff Contact: COOPER-KNOCK SJ
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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