This module provides you with a critical overview of criminological theory since 1980. It builds on and extends the foundational curriculum which introduced students to the field of criminology.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- 6. Critically assess criminological theory since 1980 to the present by interrogating the theoretical assumptions via the contemporary lens of debates in gender, race and power.
- 2. Build on Foundation Year curriculum to critically engage with Post-1980’s criminological theory in a global and post-colonial context.
- 3. Outline the development of the field of Criminology
- 5. Assess the importance of history in understanding contemporary criminological issues
- 4. Provide an analytical account of social inequalities (class, gender, sexuality, age, race and ethnicity, disability and global), the role of power in shaping them and the consequences for crime, victimisation and criminal justice
- 1. Describe and examine key concepts and theoretical approaches in criminology, evaluate their application and use them to analyse crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance
History of politics in criminology
Recap of early sociological theories of crime and deviance
The Left and criminology
The Right and criminology: Crime as a choice
Left and Right Realism
Contemporary Issues I: Gender and Crime
Contemporary Issues II: Harms (Zemiology) Versus Crimes (Criminology)
Contemporary issues III: Green criminology
Contemporary issues IV: Criminalising cyberspace
Contemporary Issues V Cultural criminology
Contemporary issues VI: Applying Cultural Criminology: The Power of the Image within Extremist Propaganda
Contemporary Issues VII: What’s the problem with (white) men? ‘Toxic masculinity’, white nationalism and crime
Crime versus Harm: Should criminology consider harms as crime? Constructing Ideal Masculinity in the Manosphere and Far Right Cultures Online
Deconstructing the mainstream discourse on crime
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and tutorials with blended learning sessions
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Tim Newburn (2017). Criminology. Routledge.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Multiple choice Test||20%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External