Contemporary Issues in Criminology is a seminar series involving teacher and student led seminars. Current issues will be presented and discussed and will depend on the topicality and controversies of the day. Examples of topics may include: internet surveillance and counter terrorism, security, sexual assault and harassment, sentencing and police powers. Students will be expected to undertake library based research, prepare questions and conduct group based presentations.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and problem solve contemporary criminological issues;  
  2. Interpret basic criminology statistics and other data;  
  3. Demonstrate ability to collaborate and work in teams;  
  4. Review and provide constructive feedback on projects;  
  5. Communicate and present resolutions to criminological issues to a professional standard.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Assignment on 'What the problem represents' 10%
Presentation Group presentation on project topic (up to 25 mins) 25%
Project Group project and peer review (3,000 words) 45%
Report Briefing paper/In class writing exercise 20%

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