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Undergraduate studies in Criminology

Minor in Criminology

Based around two existing papers (SOCI 103 and CRIM 201), the criminology minor provides the opportunity to study core concepts in the sociology of crime and deviance alongside more specialist papers in:

  • Criminal justice processes and the sociology of legal systems
  • Psychological dynamics within legal processes like trials
  • The role and dynamics of crime as an element of media narratives
  • Issues of victimhood and cultural discourses of victimhood
  • Theories of justice within wider systems of governance
  • The relevance and political significance of terrorism
  • How gender and embodiment are key elements of governance and legal processes
  • The cultural construction of evil as an important dynamic in societies
  • The way in which money operates as an element of cultural discourse including the cultural status of fraud and financial crime

The criminology minor provides an excellent adjunct to major programmes in a number of disciplines

The minor is hosted by us and supported by teaching from the following programmes:

  • Anthropology
  • English
  • Forensic Biology
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Media, Film and Communication
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Further papers will be added to the minor with plans to introduce specialist papers in nationalism and crime and in alternative justice approaches like restorative justice.

Find out more about Criminology as a minor