This free course, Introduction to critical criminology, provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking. It defines the ways in which critical criminologists take a 'critical stance' on the fundamental concepts, practices and institutions associated with crime and criminal justice systems.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
define how critical criminology differs from mainstream criminology
identify key features of critical criminological perspectives
identify the theoretical building-blocks in critical criminology
provide examples of the way critical criminologists think about crime ‘differently’.