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Crime, Society and Culture

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW30025

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to enable students to acquire comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the personal traits that incline people to commit crime and the reasons that there is a correlation between these traits and criminal behaviour. The unit also examines the link between gender and ethnicity and crime and develops an understanding of the theories regarding the link between poverty and crime.

Students will have the opportunity to work in teams and apply academic knowledge to a criminal justice industry project. At the end of the unit, teams will deliver their findings and recommendations. The unit develops and enhances students’ employability skills.


  • Applying criminal justice discipline knowledge to a real-world context
  • Principles, overviews and discipline issues that relate to the project context
  • Interpreting and responding to project briefs
  • Team dynamics and organisation
  • Communications issues and stakeholder expectations
  • Research methods
  • Critical and reflective practices
  • Documenting project developments and recommendations

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