LAW3013 : Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Miss Jenny Johnstone
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
1. To introduce students to the criminal justice process, policy and theoretcial debates.
2. To develop and apply the conceptual, critical and analytical skills to the institutional and procedural issues associated with contemporary Criminal Justice.
3. To develop a critical understanding and evaluation of the areas of debates within criminal justice.
4. To assess the role of material from other jurisdictions as a source of understanding and criticism of the British experience.
5. To carry out independent research on a topic of contemporary relevance.
Criminal Justice is a course covering criminal justice and policy with particular reference to England and Wales, exploring the role of the police and prosecution system in prosecuting crime. It will analyse procedures for trial and sentencing of criminal behaviour, and foster critical understanding and evaluation of criminal justice processes locally, nationally and internationally. The course will seek to address some of the current issues and debates surrounding criminal justice.
Outline Of Syllabus
Models of Evaluating Criminal Justice
Contemporary Theoretical debates in criminology
Criminal Justice process
Court and Trial Process (Criminal Trial)
Sentencing (Custody/Community/Sport and diversionary strategies)
Appeals and miscarriages of justice
Contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice (to be confirmed year by year - including youth justice, restorative justice, victims of crime, European criminal justice and procedure; transnational and organised crime, gender crime, equality and criminal justice.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||163:00||163:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures will be interactive. Workshops require preparation by students to present individually and as groups promoting team and independent research skills. Teaching methods promote critical analysis and awareness and provides opportunity for the above skills to be developed within group presentation, individual preparation of coursework and exam based work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Aural Examination||1||M||1000 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessed coursework is the additional element and will complement the exam in providing students with the opportunity of demonstrating their research skills and understanding the relationship between criminal justice policy and criminological debates.