Buckinghamshire New University
Criminology, Communities and Disorder
This programme aims to deepen students' understanding of the social causes of crime and how both the criminal justice system and communities intersect with issues of social order and disorder. Study aims to develop students' analytical understanding of the interrelationship between crime and communities, advancing their knowledge of the causes of social disorder and social tensions. The course adopts a strong community focus and also explores issues of disorder and social control, furthering an understanding of the causes of crime and community disintegration. On this programme, students will be able to gain a strong appreciation of the underpinning theoretical perspectives relevant to crime and social order. The course also helps improve students' knowledge of sociological, legal and criminal justice theories, related to social order and disorder. Study focuses on social research methods as well as the ethical, logistical and methodological elements of undertaking an independent piece of research.
MSc: 2.2 degree or above from the following academic areas: criminology, sociology, social work, psychology, police studies, community justice or criminal justice. Those working in the fields such as criminal justice, community justice, youth justice, social work, policing, probation and forensic social work and psychology social science, law will also be considered. Applicants with alternative qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Year 1: theorising disorder in contemporary society; risk, communities and crime; qualitative research methods and analysis; advanced quantitative research methods. Year 2: case studies: working with communities; communication, interaction and the criminal justice system; communities, individuals and disorder; dissertation; public international law.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||4,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|High Wycombe Campus||HP11 2JZ||South East|
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