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An introduction to crime and criminology
An introduction to crime and criminology

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • provide a basic definition of ‘crime’

  • demonstrate that ideas about what a crime is and what it is not are often contested

  • provide a definition of what criminology is and the subject matter it pertains to

  • understand what criminologists ‘do’

  • develop and use criminological imagination to think about problems of crime and justice in new ways, going beyond everyday understandings.