15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This is an advanced course in criminological research methods, building on the knowledge acquired in the first semester. It will further develop students' appreciation of the relationship between theory and methods, research design, and particular techniques, as applied in criminology. The module will focus in particular on evaluation. It will cover the theoretical basis of evaluation, and the application of evaluation methodology to interventions with individuals (such as treatment programmes), and communities (such as crime prevention and community safety programmes).

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK