In Part Two we begin to examine the skills that will support your studies throughout your degree and link these to the discipline of Criminology. The aim here is to develop an understanding of what Criminology is and introduce some of the debates and theoretical perspectives surrounding the subject matter. This section of the book also looks at some of the research and data collection skills you need to develop if you are to be successful in your studies. Criminological theory is an important aspect of any degree programme looking at crime and disorder, criminal justice or Criminology generally. Chapter 10 focuses on criminological theory and it is the intention that you will begin to develop your skills in applying theoretical perspectives ...