Introduction to Critical Criminology

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This free course, Introduction to critical criminology, provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking. It defines the ways in which critical criminologists take a 'critical stance' on the fundamental concepts, practices and institutions associated with crime and criminal justice systems. After studying this course, you should be able to define how critical criminology differs from mainstream criminology, identify key features of critical criminological perspectives, identify the theoretical building-blocks in critical criminology, and provide examples of the way critical criminologists think about crime ‘differently’.

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The Open University (OUUK)

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