Crime Prevention

    Unit set code: LSPCRI | Study level: Postgraduate | Unit set type: Specialisation
    City Campus


    This set of four units provides a comprehensive and in depth survey of all aspects of crime prevention. Students will gain a deep understanding of key theories, critiques and approaches, which will provide the groundwork for exciting and innovative evidence-based projects in social and environmental prevention. The practical and ethical considerations of crime prevention policy, planning, implementation and evaluation will be considered throughout the unit.

    Unit set structure

    To attain the Crime Prevention specialisation, students must complete the following:48 credit points of core units

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