Criminology Homework

Assessment Details
This assessment allows you to develop your academic research, argumentation and writing

Choose ONE of the following questions and write a 1,500 word answer:

  1. 1)  What is the function of police/public communications? Critically explore the key aims and objectives and how they may have changed over thepast decade providing at least

    ONE example”


  2. 2)  Describe ONE historical event in the last century (UK), and apply the Peelian

    Principles to explain how the police responded to the event at the time. Was such a response justified?


The essay must include a clear introduction , main body which covers your research and arguments, and a clear conclusion . The essay must be referenced throughout using Harvard Style conventions (please consult ‘Cite Them Right’ for guidance). A separate and correctly formatted References section must be provided at the end. All the sources cited in the text (including secondary citations) must be included in the References section.




Your essay should be supported by appropriate evidence and referenced throughout.

The specific readings will depend on your essay topic. Note that the readings for the corresponding lectures will provide a useful starting point. These will be available on Blackboard.

The module key texts will also provide a good starting point for your research: Newburn, T. (2012). Criminology , 2n d ed. London: Routledge. Rowe. M.(2013) Introduction to Policing , 2n d ed. London: Sage.

Remember that academic work requires academic sources . You are expected to consult a range of sources for the assignment independently, including textbooks, journal articles and good quality websites.

As a rule of thumb roughly 10% of the word count should be used for the introduction and

another 10% for the conclusion. ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

The University takes academic misconduct very seriously and seeks at all times to rigorously protect its academic standards. Plagiarism, collusion and other forms of cheating constitute academic misconduct, for which there is an explicit range of graduated penalties depending on the particular type of academic misconduct. The penalties that can be applied if academic misconduct is substantiated range from a reprimand to expulsion in very serious cases and for repeated instances of misconduct. Make sure to check your work before you submit!

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