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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Criminal Justice and Criminology

Programme code:BA-LAW/CJCUCAS code:MM29
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Suzanne Young Contact address:S.Young@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- AAB at A Level
- or equivalent qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Law

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Law

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Criminology.

Programme specification:

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be able to analyse, understand and discuss the key debates relating to policy and theory within the field of criminal justice and criminology and will be able to undertake research in it.

This innovative scheme concentrates upon an understanding of "criminal justice" which includes the study of both formal and informal processes of regulation and control.

Accordingly, "Criminal Justice and Criminology" draws upon a number of disciplines, ranging from legal philosophy through political sciences to socio-legal studies. It is the interplay between the legal, social and political which give this scheme a uniquely progressive and flexible profile and special vitality.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

- Candidates must pass 110 credits at level one to progress to Year 2 along the Honours route.
- Candidates must pass 80 credits at level one to progress to Year 2 along the Ordinary route.
- Candidates transferring to the Ordinary route will have opportunity to transfer back to the Honours route should they gain the necessary credits in Year 2 via re-sit procedures.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW1065Introduction to Criminal Justice20 creditsSemester 2
LAW1128Criminal Justice Study Skills10 creditsSemester 1
LAW1136Understanding Crime20 creditsSemester 1
LAW1141Introduction to Criminal Law20 creditsSemester 2
LAW1166Crime, Inequality and Social Issues20 creditsSemester 2
PSYC1610Forensic Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

- Honours route candidates must pass 80 credits of level two compulsory modules and 20 other optional / discovery credits in order to progress to Year 3 along the Honours route.
- Ordinary route candidates must pass 60 credits of level two compulsory modules and 20 other optional / discovery credits in order to progress to Year 3 along the Ordinary route.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW2091Criminology: Theories and Concepts20 creditsSemester 1
LAW2095Transnational and Comparative Criminology20 creditsSemester 1
LAW2175Crime Prevention and Crime Science20 creditsSemester 1
LAW2286Researching Crime and Criminal Justice (for undergraduates)20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits of options from the following list:

FOSS2001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
LAW2142International Human Rights Law20 creditsSemester 2
LAW2146International Law20 creditsSemester 2
LAW2420Youth Crime and Justice20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsNot running in 202021
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates can study up to 20 credits of discovery modules which may include further LAW or SLSP optional modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

- To be eligible for an Honours degree, candidates must pass at least 100 credits at level three, including all compulsory level three modules. Additionally, they must gain an average of 4.0 across 240 credits in Years 2 and 3.
- To be eligible for an Ordinary degree, candidates must pass at least 160 credits of compulsory and optional modules at level two and three combined, including 60 credits of level three compulsory modules. Additionally, they must gain an average of 4.0 across 200 credits gained in Years 2 and 3.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW3035Long Dissertation (Criminal Justice and Criminology)40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW3136Penology20 creditsSemester 1
LAW3160Policing20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20/40 credits from the following optional modules:

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LAW3032Cyberlaw: Law and the Regulation of the Information Society20 creditsSemester 2
LAW3055Disability Law20 creditsSemester 2
LAW3100Evidence20 creditsSemester 2
LAW3116Gender and the Law20 creditsSemester 2
LAW3172Crime, Law and Social Change: Crime and Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective20 creditsSemester 2
LAW3280Media Law20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates can study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 07/08/2020 16:23:10

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