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.

Studying Criminology at University

Studying criminology at university

Developmental Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should be familiar with:

  • Criminology as an academic discipline
  • the other academic disciplines that impact on Criminology
  • the way in which Criminology is taught within Higher Education.

Criminology is one of the social sciences and is closely related to Sociology Social Policy and Politics, although increasingly there are links with Psychology and Law. In the main, the discipline of Crime and Criminal Justice remains broadly sociologically based. For this reason, it can be argued that the key skills necessary for study at this level are transferable. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that there are substantial elements of those skills that are used in university that are specific to the study of Criminology. To ...

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