Currently thaught modules
Introduction to Criminology
The module introduces the student to criminology, the control of crime and to some of the key criminological theories and methods. It intends to develop the students’ criminological and theoretical imagination by demonstrating that crime and its control is the intricate inter-relationship between the state, the offender, the public and the victim. The module also provides conceptual frameworks that will enable the student to make connections with ideas encountered in other modules.
This module looks at the philosophical ideas that underpin much criminological theoretical thought. It introduces the student to the main theoretical debates occurring within the discipline of criminology. It examines the three broad levels of criminological explanation: the individual, the situational, and the structural. Thus, the different theories within criminology that locate their main explanation for criminal behaviour at one (or more) of these levels are explored.
philosophical foundations of criminology
This module looks at the philosophical ideas that underpin much criminological thought. Through a number of areas of inquiry within philosophy such as ontology, epistemology and ethics, students will study key foundational philosophical and criminological ideas such as human nature, evil, free will, right from wrong, truth and what is real? The module examines important questions of crime from different philosophical standpoints.
Basic risk management
The only alternative to risk management is crisis management, and crisis management is much more expensive, time consuming and potentially embarrassing. Without good risk management, resources may not be be managed efficiently. Risk management means more than preparing for the worst; it also means taking advantage of opportunities.
The Perception of corruption
Corruption is a global problem and of all the issues faced by society it is one of the most difficult to properly address and the Member States of the EU are not immune to this reality. Declared intentions are still too distant from concrete results, and genuine political will to eradicate corruption often appears to be missing.
Crisis management capabilities
The term ‘Crisis Management’ has its origins in the Cold War era. Naturally crisis has been dealt with before that but the events at the time coined the term. Crisis incidents are systemic in nature, comprised of both social and technical aspects. Hence, effective management requires a seamless merger of theoretical knowledge and practical capabilities.