Faculty of Arts

CRIM 700

Research in Criminology


This course begins by examining the overarching logics and foundations that shape research processes. It then explores the core principles of research design before discussing particular methods of research that are frequently employed in the field of criminology and related disciplines. Students will be expected to complete a small research project based upon unobtrusive methods

Course objectives

By the end of this course, a student should:

  • Understand various methods through examples of their application
  • Be confident and prepared to utilise methods in creative ways 
  • Possess the ability to develop research methods to investigate criminological problems that possess access issues
  • Understand how research methods are directly related to the conclusions that one can make
  • Understand how research methods are directly related to the types of questions one can pose and styles of argumentation

To achieve the course objectives listed above you will need to:

  • Attend each weekly class
  • Read and understand each assigned reading
  • Participate in class discussions
  • Submit a brief research proposal
  • Write one methodological critique
  • Give a 20 minute presentation on your research
  • Write up a brief research project

Availability 2020

Semester 2




CRIM 700: 30.0 points

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