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Certificate of Achievement

Judith Frances Haire

has completed the following course:

Crime, Justice and Society

The University of Sheffield

This course explored the role of the state in regulating criminal behaviour and the parts played by those involved in the criminal justice system. Learners developed an understanding of the key themes of classic criminological research and a critical perspective on contemporary debates in policy and practice.

8 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Matthew Bacon

Lecturer in Criminology

The University of Sheffield

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Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on the role of the state in the regulation of criminal behaviour.
  • Describe how a range of criminal justice agencies and non-governmental organisations respond to crime.
  • Discuss contemporary issues and emerging questions in the field of criminology.
  • Explore the impacts of victimisation and the support available for victims of crime.
  • Debate controversial issues in policing and prisons.
  • Investigate international developments in restorative justice policy and practice.
  • Evaluate alternative approaches to imprisonment such as community sanctions and measures.
  • Explore emerging research into desistance to understand how and why people stop offending.


  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Policing
  • Victims and Victim Support
  • Restorative Justice
  • Prisons and Places of Confinement
  • Community Sanctions and Measures
  • Desistance

Issued on 8th October 2018

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Crime, Justice and Society

The University of Sheffield