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Interrogating Crime: An Introduction to Criminology

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Graham Baxendale
Academic year

Module overview

This module provides you with an introduction to the field of criminology including its origins and how subject areas such as sociology and psychology inform criminological study and our understanding of crime. The module explores the different ways in which crime is explained and as such you will develop a knowledge of the main perspectives that have fed into criminology and how they have been applied to generate criminological knowledge. This module focuses on definitions and measurement of crime and deviance; it explores sociological theories and bio-psychological approaches of crime and deviance and through a critical engagement with how crime is presented in various forms of media, the module promotes critical thinking on the social construction of crime.