Participants at the recent Conference on Political Violence and Collective Aggression organized by the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Criminology as an area of study has a lengthy pedigree and you will be presented throughout the course with a range of ideas and theories from several different disciplines including law, public policy, social policy and economics. You will study mainstream concepts of criminology and criminal justice such as crime, victims, sentencing, policing and emergent ideas on equality and human rights. These, coupled with knowledge of institutions and structures, will provide you with a wider understanding of behaviour and activity within the criminal justice system.
The programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain an understanding of a combination of theoretical knowledge and a range of skills necessary for employment in the wider criminal justice system.
The 6th North/South Irish Criminology Conference was held at the University of Ulster, Belfast Campus on 21 - 22 June 2010.
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for academics, post-graduate researchers, community activists, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminology and criminal justice to come together to exchange ideas and disseminate research. This is of particular significance given the devolution of policing and justice in Northern Ireland, and increasing awareness, throughout Ireland, of gender-specific needs within criminal justice processes, and the needs of families and victims.
For further details please see: http://www.socsci.ulster.ac.uk./policy/conference/index.html
David Stevenson, a BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate from Strabane, scooped a prize of £350, for his research into restorative justice in partnership with the Youth Conference Service, during the annual Science Shop Awards, which recognise the best community-based action research projects of the year. His supervisor, Dr. Cathy Gormley-Heenan said: "I am really delighted for David's success. He is a truly deserving winner and the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy is proud to have another winner in the annual Science Shop awards! This award has recognised the valuable contribution that David's work has made to the Youth Conference Service in Northern Ireland, who were keen to ascertain the levels of awareness among school teachers in relation to youth conferencing provision in Northern Ireland."
For further information on the Science Shop at the University of Ulster contact Claire Mulrone at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.scienceshop.org/