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This subject engages with critical and contemporary issues in the field of Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies. Focusing on a special topic of key criminological and socio-legal interest, this subject will enable students to broaden and deepen their understanding of contemporary areas of criminological and socio-legal research, policy and practice. This will be achieved through intensive one-off courses offered by local and international visitors with specialist expertise in the particular issues.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- develop their understanding of a special topic in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies; and
- be able to conduct research in this topic area; and
- be able to critically analyse key debates and issues in this topic area; and
- gain a deeper understanding of criminological and / or socio-legal theory and practice.
Student who successfully complete this subject should:
- have highly developed cognitive, analytical and problem-solving skills; and
- have an advanced understanding of complex concepts and the ability to express them lucidly in writing and orally; and
- have sophisticated awareness of cultural, ethnic and gender diversities and their implications; and
- have an ability to plan work and to use time effectively.
Last updated: 18 December 2020