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General information:
Code:
UBPJO-188
Name:
Criminology
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Semester:
Spring
Responsible teacher:
dr Małecka Anna (amm@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. Gunnlaugsson Helgi (helgigun@hi.is)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to analyse the factors affecting the crime. - Presentation,
Examination,
Activity during classes
M_U002 Student is able to identify the threats to contemporary societies. - Presentation,
Examination,
Activity during classes
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has the knowledge of dominating trends in criminological research. - Presentation,
Examination,
Activity during classes
M_W002 Student has the knowledge of types and causes of crime, the impact of crime upon society and the methods of controlling crime. - Presentation,
Examination,
Activity during classes
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to analyse the factors affecting the crime. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student is able to identify the threats to contemporary societies. + - - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has the knowledge of dominating trends in criminological research. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student has the knowledge of types and causes of crime, the impact of crime upon society and the methods of controlling crime. + - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:
Criminology

The main aim of this course is to introduce the student to the field of Criminology. The subjects covered can be roughly divided into two broad categories. First: Criminological research and theoretical explanations, determining both what constitutes crime in society, in addition to the causes of crime, are explored and discussed. For this task, various perspectives are analysed and evaluated, such as classical and positivist theories. Second: Four specific types of crime are closely analysed in terms of their nature and impact in society, theoretical explanations and finally their control. Violence including sexual crimes, drug crimes and economic crime will be specifically included for this purpose.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 100 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Participation in lectures 30 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 35 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 35 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Students write a portfolio (diary) about the topics of the lectures. This is not supposed to be a summary of the issues presented in class. Own reflections and personal observations about the subject matter are welcome and encouraged. Students are expected to submit a half to one-page per lecture for a total of three lecture sessions (1/3 of the final grade).

Final examination based on class presentations and reading material (2/3 of final grade.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Prerequisites and additional requirements not specified

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Main text: Siegel, L. (2016). Criminology: Theories, Patterns and Typologies, 12th Edition. Cengage. Selected chapters.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

Other articles to be read will be announced later.