M.A.-Criminology and Criminal Justice
From being a relatively marginal political issue, crime and its control has risen rapidly up the global, social and political agenda. As inequalities have increased, so the actual and perceived risks of crime and other social ills have grown rapidly for all sections of society and the management of crime has become a central concern.
This postgraduate programme provides the opportunity to critically examine and study historical, comparative and contemporary theory, research and practice developments in crime, governance and social justice. It will develop your critical understanding, analysis and interpretation of the key themes, theories, issues and political debates concerning crime, crime control and social justice in the UK and beyond.
What you will study
Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to relate and apply knowledge and experiences to specific instances of legislation, policy and practice in relation to criminal justice, crime reduction, restorative justice, youth justice, community safety and control and punishment. The programme also incorporates comparative analysis which reflect the importance of European culture and policy; the policy influence of the USA, and the contributions of European and American criminologists to the understanding of crime, crime control and social justice.
The programme is orientated strongly towards the implications that contemporary theory, legislation, policy and practice have for positive interventions and it is committed to the sort of education and research that makes relevant contributions to the development of social policy and social justice.
The programme aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding required to critically reflect upon the study of criminology, criminal and social justice. You must successfully complete three core modules, one option module and an independent piece of research for the award of MA.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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