The Criminological Research in Practice module presents cutting-edge research to provide students with insights into the realities of criminological research in practice, the process of research from inception of idea through development of research proposals (and applications for funding) and execution of fieldwork to dissemination of findings and contributions to development of theory and knowledge. Lectures showcase individual research projects, highlighting methodological (including practical and ethical) difficulties and how they are overcome, and the relationship between the research process and expanding the body of knowledge within the field of criminology.
The module aims to:
Develop a critical understanding of the realities of criminological research from project inception through to dissemination of findings.
Foster a critical awareness of experiencing unforeseen methodological, practical and ethical challenges in the research process and ways to overcome these.
Provide a working familiarity with a range of funding sources and how to apply to them.
Develop knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge developments in a selection of criminological topics.