Applied Criminology will be of interest to those who seek a deeper understanding of the nature, extent and causes of crime and the methods used to detect, counter and manage criminal behaviour. The emphasis of this challenging and engaging programme of study is on the application of criminological theories and approaches to real-life problems of crime. Applied Criminology has developed as a key degree within the Department of Law and Criminal Justice. Since its inception, the Department has developed close links with local and International Police and Criminal Justice agencies and has taken a particular interest in intelligenceled policing approaches and, more recently, alternative dispute resolution and restorative justice. Applied Criminology takes an innovative, critical and research informed approach to all aspects of crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice system. Our distinctive ‘applied’ focus to learning about crime is enhanced by a range of guest speakers, including professionals and practitioners working within the justice system, as part of our ‘Insights from practice’ initiative.
Learning and teaching strategies/techniques typically comprise lectures, seminars (including student-led seminars), case studies, the use of digital media, Virtual Learning resources (CLIC Learn), guided study, student presentations, and tutorials. Lecturers encourage the active participation of students and autonomous learning