UNIT 3 - Critical Criminology EC13CY065
You are going to produce an article on developments within Critical Criminology. (1 500 words)
LO1 – Understand the arguments of Left Realism
LO1.1 Analyse the Left Realist position in criminology
For this area of criminology you will need to explain the Left Realist position as a solution to crime. You will have PowerPoints and discussion in class and you will be able to gather further material from your own research
You need to ensure that you include:
* Lea and Young (1984) and their view that crime is the product of a class based and patriarchal society.
* The three key ...view middle of the document...
You will need to consider:
* Feminist explanations as ‘woman centred’
* Are women really more law-abiding than men?
* Do women commit crimes for the same reason as men?
* Are women becoming more criminal?
* The concept of ‘masculinities’. Can masculinity be used to explain all crimes?
* Do other factors influence offending?
* Is the criminal justice system (CJS) gendered?
* What impact has feminism had upon criminology?
Useful sources of information
Kidd et al (2004) Sociology A2 for OCR: Heinemann pp.42-43
Hale et al (2005) Criminology: Oxford pp.345-365
LO4 Understand debates regarding the state of criminology
LO4.1 Analyse the state of criminological development
LO4.2 Compare and contrast criminological theories
You will be able to draw from the range of theories that you have studied to form some conclusions about contemporary criminology.
LO3 – Understand arguments regarding human rights and crimes of the state
LO3.1 - Evaluate arguments made in relation to human rights and crimes of the state
This section will be carried out as a Time Constrained Assignment.
You will again be presented with appropriate materials in class. You will also do your own research on
human rights and crimes of the state.
You will then write an essay under exam conditions
Essay Title – Evaluate the arguments made in relation to Human Rights and crimes of the State
Time allowed 1 hour 30 minutes