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SO2007: INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 22 Jul 2022 16:30


Course Overview

This course serves as the initial introduction to criminology and provides a sociologically based understanding of the key themes in this field, such as crime, deviance, surveillance, punishment, recidivism, reintroduction, social cohesion, and social order. Across the course students are introduced to a variety of case studies which illustrate the centrality of different actors and institutions to both the theory and practice of criminology and criminal justice, including the police, courts, and prisons, as well as additional actors in the criminal justice system.

Course Details

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

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

  • Master Of Arts In Criminology-Sociology
  • Programme Level 2

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

This course serves as the initial introduction to criminology and provides a sociologically based understanding of the key themes in this field, such as crime, deviance, surveillance, punishment, recidivism, reintroduction, social cohesion, and social order. Across the course students are introduced to a variety of case studies which illustrate the centrality of different actors and institutions to both the theory and practice of criminology and criminal justice, including the police, courts, and prisons, as well as additional actors in the criminal justice system. Building on the initial Introduction to Sociology courses at level 1, this course provides the foundation for students in the Criminology and Sociology programme to progress to Honours level in year 3.


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 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9, 11, 13, 15, 17

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 50
Assessment Weeks 14,15 Feedback Weeks 17,18

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Feedback

Feedback will be providing within three weeks of submission either in writing, in person, or online.

Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course students will learn to critically assess how theory and practice are interrelated in the application of criminology within society.
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course students will be able to think creatively about the relationship between theory and practice in the field of criminology.
ConceptualUnderstandAs a result of this course the student will understand the foundational sociological concepts central to the study and practice of criminology.
FactualRememberAs a result of this course the student will be familiar with the institutions, actors, and ideas central to criminology.

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course students will learn to critically assess how theory and practice are interrelated in the application of criminology within society.
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course students will be able to think creatively about the relationship between theory and practice in the field of criminology.
ConceptualUnderstandAs a result of this course the student will understand the foundational sociological concepts central to the study and practice of criminology.
FactualRememberAs a result of this course the student will be familiar with the institutions, actors, and ideas central to criminology.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be providing within three weeks of submission either in writing, in person, or online.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandAs a result of this course the student will understand the foundational sociological concepts central to the study and practice of criminology.
FactualRememberAs a result of this course the student will be familiar with the institutions, actors, and ideas central to criminology.
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course students will be able to think creatively about the relationship between theory and practice in the field of criminology.
ConceptualApplyAs a result of this course students will learn to critically assess how theory and practice are interrelated in the application of criminology within society.

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