Introduction to Criminology CLASSROOM

Tue: 7.00-9.00pm • Duration: 8 weeks

Tuition Fee: €110

Commencement Date: Tuesday  4th October 2022

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This Course aims to provide a General Introduction to Criminology

o As with all Social Science disciplines its goal is to understand its subject matter and to determine how that understanding can benefit Humankind

o Over the course duration the aim is to introduce the learner to the study of Crime and Criminality

Course Content:

  • · The Emergency of Criminology as a Relatively New Study
  • · Crime & Criminology
  • · Types of Crime
  • · Criminology as a Study
  • · The Study of Responses to Law-Breaking
  • · Criminal Law
  • · Crime & Policy
  • · The Irish Penal System/An Garda Siochana
  • · Criminology as influenced by Social Context – including Political ideology – Liberal/Left, Conservative/Right
  • · The Theory of Crime as supported by empirical tests; as it appears in the ‘Real World’
  • · Crime & Criminal Justice in the Media
  • · Media Types: News/Entertainment/Infotainment/Explanations/Example
  • · Theoretical Perspective
  • · Schools of Theory
  • · As a Social Science
  • · Two Perspectives: Consensus V Conflict
  • · Sociological Articles of Research
  • · Theoretical Perspectives
  • · WHAT WORKS: Prison Reform, Rehabilitation,Restorative Justice, Treatment Programmes – Discussion
  • · What is Research Types & Designs
  • · Why Do Research
  • · Why Does Research Occur
  • · What Do Researchers Use

Course Delivery

This course is delivered in the classroom which may have to be adjusted at short notice depending on advice from the government.

Tuition Fee: €110

Commencement Date:Tuesday 4th October 2022