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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2035: International Criminal Justice: Comparative Criminology

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Ms Ashley Frayling (Lecturer)


POL/SOC 1041



Available via distance learning


This module is an introduction to comparative criminology and the nature and extent of crime cross-nationally. You will learn about similarities and differences in crime patterns, and responding to crime between and among countries around the world. You will be introduced to relevant international data sources on crime and taught basic statistical analysis to learn how to analyze crime trends cross-nationally using quantitative methods. This module will expose you to the value as well as the difficulties of making cross-national comparisons of crime. Additionally this module will teach you various explanations for different rates of crime and different methods for dealing with crime in different countries. 

Data Analysis in the Social Sciences (POL/SOC 1041) is a pre-requisite for this module. 

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