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Criminology and Social Policy Studies

Features
  • Develops and enhances students’ analytical and research skills, particularly those related to the analysis of crime control and social policies with reference to the contexts of the global world in general and Greater China in particular
     
  • Familiarizes students with the human dynamics and issues in crime control and policing with criminological knowledge
     
  • Enhances the knowledge of learners who serve as practitioners in crime control and social policy in both governmental and non-governmental agents who want to enhance their knowledge in these policy areas
 
Learning outcomes
 
Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
  • Consolidate in-depth knowledge of the nature of crime and its control as well as social policies;
  • Develop an extended critical understanding of the interconnectedness of the policy areas of crime control and social welfare;
  • Apply the acquired knowledge in analysing a wide range of current issues in social and crime control policies in the global context, in particular Greater China; and
  • Obtain knowledge of the logic and procedures of scientific research on criminology and social policy studies, as well as evaluating the validity of research design and arguments of academic studies in the above disciplines.
 
Programme structures and contents#
 
Students must successfully complete at least 60 credits, including the following two common core courses:
Course code Course title Credit Contact hours
SOSC A821F
Social Science Perspectives
社會科學導論
10
49
SOSC A822F
Social Research Methods and Applications
社會研究方法與應用
10
49
 
Students are also required to complete 40 credits from the following elective courses, among which 30 are from courses of the specializations (courses marked wih *):
Course code Course title Credit Contact hours
*SOCI A811F
Crime and Criminology 
罪案與犯罪學
5
25
*SOCI A812F
Punishment, Prison, and Penology
懲罰、監獄和刑罰學
5
25
*SOCI A814F
Essentials of Social Policy Studies
社會政策研究的基礎
5
25
*SOCI A815F
Key Issues in Social Policy Studies
社會政策研究主要課題
5
25
*SOCI A816F
Criminology and Social Welfare
犯罪學與社會福利
5
25
*SOCI A817F
Criminal Justice and Selected Crime Issues
刑事司法專題探討
5
25
 
Students can choose either conduct a Research Project (SOSC A888F Research Project) or enrol in two courses that carry 5 credits each or one course that carries 10 credits:
Course code Course title Credit Contact hours
ECON A822F
Economic Analysis in Global Market
環球市場經濟分析
5
25
ECON A823F
Econometrics and Applied Statistics
計量經濟學及應用統計學
5
25
ECON A826F
Economic Development in Global Economy
世界經濟大勢下的經濟發展
5
25
ECON A827F
Economic Analysis in Public Policy
公共政策的經濟分析
10
49
ECON A828F
Data Science for Public Policy Analyst
公共政策分析師的數據科學
5
25
GAPG A821F
International Relations: Theories and Practices
國際關係:理論與實踐
5
25
GAPG A822F
Exploring Global Issues
探索全球議題
5
25
GAPG A824F
Global Political Economy: Theories and Key Issues
全球政治經濟:理論與關鍵議題
5
25
GAPG A825F
Society and Culture in the Era of Globalization
全球化下的社會和文化
5
25
GAPG A826F
Greater China: Governance and Politics
大中華:管治與政治
5
25
GAPG A833F
Global Governance
全球管治
5
25
PSYC A813F
Psychology for Work I: Assessment, Selection and Development
職場心理學I:測試、篩選及發展
5
25
PSYC A814F
Psychology for Consumer Studies
消費者研究之心理學
10
49
PSYC A815F
Psychology for Decision-Making
決策與心理學
10
49
PSYC A816F
Psychology for Work II: Organizational Behavior
職場心理學II:組織行為
5
25
SOSC A888F
Research Project    
研究報告
10
49
 
# The above course arrangements are subject to revision without prior notice.

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