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Dissertation Criminal Law/Criminal Justice, 2019/20, Semester C12
Dr Anna Barker
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Topic ideas, guides to researching different criminal justice topics and institutions:

King, R. and Wincup, E. (2007) ‘The Process of Criminological Research’ in R. King and E. Wincup (eds.) Doing Research on Crime and Justice, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2nd Edition) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .   

General Guides

Cottrell, S. (2013) The study skills handbook. (4th ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Finch, E. and Fafinski, S. (2016) Criminology skills (2nd ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 10 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .   

Finch, E. and Fafinski. (2017) Legal skills (6th ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Writing a Masters dissertation

Biggam, J. (2015) Succeeding with your Masters dissertation (3rd ed). Maidenhead: Open University Press. (e-book)

Critical Thinking

Wallace, M. and Wray, A. (2016) Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates. London: Sage.

Williams, K. (2014) Getting critical. (2nd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (short and snappy).

Essay writing

Warburton, N. (2006) The basics of essay writing. Abingdon: Routledge

Writing style

Godfrey, J. 2011. Writing for university. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peck, J. and Coyle, M. 2012. The student's guide to writing : spelling, punctuation and grammar ISBN: 9780230373884; 0230373887. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Descriptive vs analytical writing


Godfrey, J. 2013. The student phrase book : vocabulary for writing at university ISBN: 9780230289338 (pbk.) : £10.99. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


This list was last updated on 12/12/2018