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Introduction to Criminology (6 ECTS)

Lecturer(s): Prof. Dr. A.L. Smeulers

When: Block 1

Brief course description:
This course offers a first acquaintance with criminology, criminological concepts and the main criminological theories. After participating in the course, the student is able to name and describe the following fields and subjects within criminology, also on the basis of current developments in the field of crime and crime-control into account:

  • Criminal legal and criminological questions: normative and empirical thinking
  • Criminology, politics and policy
  • The domain of criminology
  • Nature and size of crime
  • Explanations for crime
  • Victim issues
  • Public discourses about crime

Students will gain insight in various types of crime and the academic discourses on the causes thereof and thus will develop a general understanding of both crime and criminology and the current problems relating to crime and crime control.

eaching method: Lectures

Assessment: Written exam (essay questions)

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

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