Research in Criminlogy

The criminology departments across the are  seeking for an experienced researcher, preferably with experience in criminology. The department is an interdisciplinary closely working with the psychology, legal, social, and medical departments. Within the scope of its work and under an ongoing project, a study will be conducted in a form of a criminological assessment describing the reality of criminology within the population of the detained Syrians using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

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1. Conduct literature review analysis of existing qualitative and quantitative information regarding the topic;

2. Define a clear methodology as well as analytical tools in order to have scientific outcomes; Conducting qualitative semi-structured questionnaire for focus groups; concerning perceptions and attitudes of criminology within the Syrian population with municipalities;

3. Conduct a quantitative demographic investigation;

4. Conduct qualitative individual questionnaires with incarcerated people on the history of criminology;

5. Use data entry programs facilitating data cleaning process;

6. Prepare a full report of the conducted research drawing on the findings of the research and ensure that clear recommendations are described;

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Display an understanding of the major theories, concepts, values, debates, principles, and approaches relating to a wide variety of contemporary issues in criminology.

2. Explain how crime, deviance, and victimisation are socially and legally constructed, with reference to contemporary issues in criminology.

3. Identify the key issues, policies, processes, institutions, actors, and debates surrounding contemporary and newly emerging issues in criminology.

4. Explain how discussions relating to contemporary criminological issues are utilised on a local, national, and international basis and their impact upon political, media and popular opinion in this area.

5. Identify the key dynamics, processes and problems facing contemporary criminological theory and practice.

6. Explain how approaches to criminology help us to understand and influence its effects, and how this is in turn influenced by other theories from related disciplines.

7. Assess the merits of competing theories, policies and intellectual approaches concerned with a range of contemporary issues in criminology.

8. Display an understanding of how criminological research should be read and critically analysed.

9. Display a reflective approach to various contemporary issues facing criminology and show a critical understanding of analytical methods.

10. Communicate the contemporary theories of and associated research in criminology effectively to diverse audiences.


Criminology is a fast moving area of social-science and this module enables students to study in depth contemporary aspects as they arise. It is to be heavily led by current issues and by areas of research of members of the teaching staff.

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