Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2035: International Criminal Justice: Comparative Criminology

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with introductory knowledge of comparative criminology in the globalizing world. It aims to teach you how to read quantitative analysis, as well as how to conduct basic statistics with international crime data. International Criminal Justice: Comparative Criminology will also help develop your critical thinking skills to engage in international policy discussion.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate an understanding of comparative criminology;
2. Assess how comparative criminology is conducted and interpreted;
3. Engage with data sources and develop skills in basic statistical analysis;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate understanding of explanatory frameworks and their application to this subject area;
5. Demonstrate understanding of the different methods of research in the field and their implications for relevant policy;
6. Clearly present research, policy debates and your own arguments;
Personal and Key Skills7. Present an argument orally in a clear, organized and effective manner;
8. Demonstrate knowledge of descriptive statistics using quantitative data and statistical tools;
9. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.