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CRIM6007 Criminal Behaviour - Applied Perspectives (Cyber Security)

Module Overview

This module presents a critical, interdisciplinary analysis of crime and criminality, requiring students to research beyond official understandings of 'criminal behaviour'. The module considers the behavioural, situational and cultural aspects of criminality, looking at the causes, classification and realities of particular forms of crime. Students will be required to examine established and emergent theories regarding criminal behaviour within the context of rapid socio-cultural and technological changes.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

Critically examine key theoretical developments regarding criminal behaviour within contemporary criminology Evaluate, through the use of case studies, the strengths and weaknesses of key theories, their applications and implications, including the relationship between theory, evidence and methods of examining criminal behaviour Explore the relationship between new developments in the social sciences and contemporary thinking about crime, deviance and social control Identify new and emergent crime issues regarding criminal behaviour Develop criminological theorising to specific forms of crime and criminality and criminal behaviour

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically examine the key theoretical developments regarding criminal behaviour within contemporary criminology
  • Evaluate, through the use of case studies, the strengths and weaknesses of key theories, their applications and implications, including the relationship between theory, evidence and methods of examining criminal behaviour
  • Explore the relationship between new developments in the social sciences and contemporary thinking about crime, deviance and social control.
  • Identify new and emergent crime issues regarding criminal behaviour
  • Develop criminological theorising to specific forms of crime and criminality and criminal behaviour.

Syllabus

Introduction to the Module & Theorising Criminal Behaviour Rational Choice Left Realism Criminological Perspectives on Cybercrime General Theory of Crime Theory of Planned Behaviour Situational Action Theory Cultural Criminology The Public Criminology debate Study Skills and Assignment Surgery Sessions

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

This module is taught by a weekly session that combines a formal lecture, followed by a seminar/tutorial

TypeHours
Independent Study126
Teaching24
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Weekly required readings will be available via the module handbook. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Review paper  (1000 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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