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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: SOC2017 Module Title: CRIME ANALYSIS
Module Provider: Sociology Short Name: SOC2017
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: BULLOCK KA Dr (Sociology)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Semester 1 - starts in week commencing 5th October; finishes in week ending 18th December 2009.
Assessment Pattern

One essay (50%) and one exam (50%)




Module Overview

This module introduces students to the role and uses of data in analysing crime problems. It considers the various available sources of data on crime and offending; police recorded crime, the British Crime Survey, prison and probation data and data held by the police and other agencies on offenders. It then examines how data and analysis are used in crime reduction and policing settings.

Module Aims
Learning Outcomes

Having completed this module, students will:



  1. Be familiar with the main sources of data on crime and offending and the strengths and weaknesses of them


  2. Understand how analysis is used in policing and crime reduction settings.


  3. Critically assess evaluations of crime problems


Module Content
  • Crime data


  • The geography of crime, crime mapping and GIS


  • Problem-oriented and intelligence-led policing


  • Situational crime prevention


  • Designing out crime


  • Repeat victimisation


  • Criminal careers and offender profiling


  • Evaluation and the assessment of impact


Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
    • Clarke, R. V. and Eck, J. (2003) Become a Problem Solving Crime Analyst. Willan


    • Tilley, N. (Ed) (2002) Analysis for Crime Prevention. Willan


    • Tilley, N. (Ed) (2002) Evaluation for Crime Prevention. Willan




Last Updated
September 2010