In Advanced Criminological Theory, students will critically engage with criminological discourses and reflect on how dominant perspectives and theories within the discipline have produced particular understandings about crime and harm in the Global North. Students will centre a structural analysis of crime and harm by reviewing critical theories and perspectives crucial to contemporary criminology. By evaluating how power and language shape what we know about crime, students will develop their skills in understanding the role of gender, race, colonisation, class, sexuality, ability and spatiality in relation to crime, harm and inequality. Students will also build their critical and analytical academic skills to strengthen their use of theory throughout their degree.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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