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CRIM 205 Criminological Thought
This full-unit second year module is compulsory for Criminology major and combined major students. It is available to JYA students who are required to study the module by their home university. It is not available to minor students.
The module aims to introduce to the main theoretical approaches in criminology from its origins to the present day. The module introduces and examines the main types of theory that have sought to explain crime, criminality and social control. It takes a critical philosophical approach that sees social order and crime as theoretical problems rather than social facts available for straightforward empirical investigation.
Braithwaite, J. (1989) Crime, Shame and Reintegration, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Burke, R.H. (2009) An Introduction to Criminological Theory (3rd edition), Cullompton, Willan.
Downes, D. and Rock, P. (2007) Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Deviance, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Garland, D. (2002) ‘Of crimes and criminals: the development of criminology in Britain’, in Maguire, M., Morgan, R. and Reiner, R., The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, 3rd edition, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 7-50.
Maguire, M., Morgan, R. and Reiner, R. (eds.) (2007) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (4th edition), Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Pratt, J., Brown, D., Hallsworth, S. and Morrison, W. (eds.) The New Punitiveness: Trends, Theories, Perspectives, Cullompton, Willan.
Soothill, K., Peelo, M. and Taylor, C. (2002) Making Sense of Criminology, Cambridge, Polity Press.
Taylor, I. (1999) Crime in Context: A Critical Criminology of Market Societies, Cambridge, Polity Press.
Walklate, S. (2004) Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice (2nd edition), Cullompton, Willan.
Combined coursework and examination
One essay of 3,500 words (worth 50%) plus one formal examination (50%)
The essay deadline will normally be at the start of the Lent Term.
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