Date of publication: 2017-09-03 00:07
This engaging module immerses you in a broad investigation of criminal law, including legal rules, substantive crimes, the conditions of criminal responsibility, and law in practice. We will explore the scope of law and its enforcement in a political, economic, moral and social context.
Semi-structured interviews can be a way of capturing concerns and perceptions of groups that have not been contacted with other data collection methods.
The duration of an interview depends of course on the questions that need to be discussed &ndash however, make sure you do not prepare an interview that will last for too long, so that the interviewee gets annoyed:
A semi-structured interview is a qualitative method of inquiry that combines a pre-determined set of open questions (questions that prompt discussion) with the opportunity for the interviewer to explore particular themes or responses further.
Note that the structure of the assignment is clearly signposted thought the discourse markers: after a brief opening (. Introduction), then, finally (. Conclusion).
Within the text, only the author’s name(s), publication date, and –in case of direct quotations- page numbers, are presented. Below, you see examples and explanations of the various forms of partial references.
The competing themes of welfare and justice are closely examined, along with the recent history of youth justice policy. Following these thematic explorations, we take a more in-depth look into specific topics, including:
Writing a research project can prove to be one of the most challenging experiences in life. Experience shows that for the majority of students writing a dissertation as a final part of studies for a degree is the first engagement in a research that involves primary data collection.
Throughout the module, you will develop a solid understanding of issues relating to lawyer/client interactions, such as ethics, confidentiality, legal professional privilege, conflict of interest. And, unique to this module, you will study representations of lawyers and lawyering in fictional settings, such as TV, film, literature and plays.
It is a myth that academic writing requires a ‘sophisticated’ style with long sentences, complex expressions, and technical jargon. Avoid overlong sentences and cut out redundant words and phrases.
This is illustrated in the following example.
Evidence comes from research. In your assignments, the evidence for your claims will mainly come from the work of other scholars in the field. In your dissertation, it is likely that you will carry out empirical research yourself. Then, you will have two sets of claims and two evidence bases:
Lawyers and Society tackles key questions around the organisational and institutional structures of the legal profession, taking a close look at the contemporary challenges that it now faces.
The module structure includes a seminar on Research, Methodology and Writing, workshop sessions and regular meetings with your supervisor to track your progress and help you to set work plans.
The Introduction and Conclusion must link together at the end of your paper, you should look back at the goals you set out in the Introduction and discuss how you achieved them.