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.
Chapter 10: Studying Criminological Theory and Criminal Justice Practice
Studying Criminological Theory and Criminal Justice Practice
This chapter is designed to introduce you to some criminological theories and to help you to develop skills in analysis, critique and the application of theory to practice. This will enable you to assess the merits and weaknesses of a range of theoretical perspectives.
It is important to remember that responses to crime are inextricably linked to the way in which policy makers explain criminal behaviour, and to be successful in your degree you must demonstrate that you understand how these ...