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LS2541: CRIME THEORIES AND CONCEPTS (LAW) (2022-2023)

Last modified: 28 Oct 2022 11:21


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to key criminological theories and perspectives to understand e.g. why some people are more likely to commit or be victims of crime than others and examine the learning and insight to be taken from those theories.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Graeme Brown

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will address and develop understanding and knowledge of key criminological perspectives. Recognising there is no one cause of crime and criminal behaviour; the course will conduct an in - depth study of key criminological theories to better understand the causes of crime and to reflect on different assumptions and ideologies behind these different perspectives. Understanding the reasons and explanations why a person commits a crime allows insight into ways to control crime or rehabilitate the criminal.

The emphasis is on understanding explanations of crime, criminal behaviour, and the consequent harm caused and to examine the potential to control crime and criminal behaviour through the application of different conceptual and theoretical approaches to specific forms of criminality, victimisation and injustice.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 41

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided on MyAberdeen in the course submission.

Word Count 1250
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to assimilate and integrate integrating information and materials from a variety of different sources to inform and guide understanding.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided on MyAberdeen in the course submission.

Word Count 1250
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will gain an understanding of Criminological Theories introducing the connections between conceptual theories of crime and justice & applied examples of their affect on contemporary societies

Formative Assessment

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 34 Feedback Weeks 34

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Feedback

Duration: 2 hours

Feedback will be provided on MyAberdeen within the assessment site.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop knowledge and understanding how different Criminological Theories affect contemporary societies to enable them to present arguments for and against propositions

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Online Exam.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to assimilate and integrate integrating information and materials from a variety of different sources to inform and guide understanding.
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will develop knowledge and understanding how different Criminological Theories affect contemporary societies to enable them to present arguments for and against propositions
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will gain an understanding of Criminological Theories introducing the connections between conceptual theories of crime and justice & applied examples of their affect on contemporary societies

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