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LAW5049M
Module Reading List

Dissertation Criminal Law/Criminal Justice, 2021/22, Semester C12
Sean Buctcher
S.B.Butcher@leeds.ac.uk
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: King, R. and Wincup, E. eds. Doing Research on Crime and Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2nd ed.    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, S. 2017. Legal Skills. 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Writing a Masters dissertation

Biggam, J. 2015. Succeeding with your Masters Dissertation3rd ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/1401/academic_skills/108/dissertations

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.

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/skills-critical-thinking

Essay writing

Warburton, N. 2006. The Basics of Essay Writing. Abingdon: Routledge

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/skills-essays

https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/mastering-academic-writing

http://study.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/BurnsSinfield_Chapter%2013%20Planning%20your%20essay%20study%20pack.pdf

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. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Descriptive vs analytical writing

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/1401/academic_skills/105/critical_thinking/5

Vocabulary/phrasing

Godfrey, J. 2013. The Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at University. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

Referencing

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/skills-referencing

This list was last updated on 06/09/2021