20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The dissertation preparation module requires students to do the groundwork for an in-depth independent piece of research on a criminological or criminal justice topic of their choice (subject to finding a suitable personal supervisor and approval from the module convenor). It is assessed by a 2,000 word research proposal (including research question, research strategy and discussion of ethical questions where relevant) and a poster presentation of the literature review. It is taught though lectures and seminars on the research process and personal supervision sessions.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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

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