The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for students at every level of their study in criminology or criminal justice degree. Fully-revised and thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree including topics on: choosing courses, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams, and careers after your degree. Additional content for the new edition includes:
a new chapter on plagiarism; developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources; expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills; your move from high school to university and the varying levels within your degree.
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 ...