This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.
With the guidance of a supervisor, students will plan, conduct research and produce a research thesis. The thesis may be a critical survey of existing knowledge or the exploration of a particular area that requires the student to conduct their own research. In both cases the study should make an original contribution to the subject of criminological or socio-legal inquiry. The completed thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to collect and evaluate information; to test and defend an argument or thesis; and to examine critically the major theories in the area of enquiry.
This topic aims to offer Honours students the possibility to develop a comprehensive discussion on current issues in criminology or socio-legal studies in an independent manner, making use of the knowledge and academic skills acquired during the degree programme.