Contemporary Issues in Criminology is a seminar series involving guest speaker, lecturer 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 terrorisim, security, on campus sexual assault and harassment, sentencing and police powers. Students will be expected to undertake library based research, prepare questions and chair discussions and to make group based presentations.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and present a complex criminological topic.  
  2. Collaborate in the production of a criminological topic.  
  3. Review and provide constructive feedback on projects.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Group project on negotiated topic. 3,000 words. Mark is mediated by peer review 30%
Presentation 30 minute presentation on group topic. 30%
Review Review and preparation of questions for selected seminar topic 20%
Review Undertake peer review of group 20%

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