THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2007/2008
Foundations of Criminology (VS1) (U02787)
Examination of the main traditions in criminological theory; understanding and interpreting crime patterns and trends.
? Keywords : criminological theory, crime patterns, crime trends
? This course is only available to visiting students.
? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) 30 minutes per week for 11 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:
describe and summarise the main paradigms within criminological theory and be able to assess their strengths and weaknesses; and understand and interpret contemporary crime patterns and trends. The course will develop students' ability to: appraise arguments critically in terms of their logical coherence and the use made of evidence; apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems.
One essay (100%)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Heather Haig
Dr Lesley McAra
School Website : http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/