Rime Prevention, Disorder and Community Safety ( Victimisation)

The assessment for this unit will be a 4,000 word essay...
All essays are assessed in relation to the individual learning outcomes for the unit.
Students will be expected to demonstrate:

ability to identify and define problems in the area of social and political relations;
ability to apply appropriate knowledge and skills to the solution of problems;
clear understanding of the relation between economic, social and political factors in influencing crime and victimisation.
a clear understanding of the key concepts relating to crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour
ability to present in written form a critical piece of academic analysis and research.

At all levels, five areas of assessment objective can be recognized:

1. Knowledge of the topic ideas, concepts and institutions
2. Analysis of issues and an awareness of different viewpoints
3. Evaluation of competing explanations or theories applied to a problem
4. Ability to identify relevant sources of evidence, both empirical and theoretical, and to use these to produce an informative referencing system
5. Skill in the presentation of an answer with accuracy, clarity and coherence.
1) Note the FULL reference of the book/article at the top of the first page of notes.
(2) Keep a precise note of the page numbers of any quoted material (for example in the margins of your notes)
(3) Use precise double quote marks at the beginning & end of any quotes in your notes and check that any quotes/material used in your essay in accurately and carefully attributed.


This takes the form of giving details of the author and date of publication in square brackets after the relevant place in the text, for example [Pugh:1994]. The full reference to this text is then given in the Bibliography. When citing specific arguments or using quotations the page number must also be given in the bracket: e.g. [Thompson: 1963, p.66]

NOTE: When using sources which themselves quote or paraphrase other pieces of work always cite the source that you have consulted, e.g. Bentham believed.... [Garland:1985, p.77] The source in the bracket should be listed in the Bibliography.

When constructing the Bibliography works should be listed by authors surnames in alphabetical order. When you have used two more works by the same author these should be listed by chronological order of publication. Where there are two or more works by one author in the same year they should be distinguished in the text and the bibliography by a letter [a,b,c...] thus [Tilly: 1977a], [Tilly:1977b].

Titles of books and journals should always be underlined and the date of publication given. For your purposes it is not necessary to give place of publication OR publisher.

Books should be cited in the following manner:
K.LAYBOURN, Britain on the Breadline, (1990)
J.STEVENSON & C.COOK, The Slump, (1977)

Articles in readers [i.e. edited collections] are cited as follows:-
G.FENNELL,  The Second World War and the Welfare State in Britain: Sociological Interpretations of Historical Development, in L.JAMIESON & H.CORR, State, Private Life, and Political Change, (1990)

Articles in journals should be cited giving volume and issue number as well as date, for example:
J.TOMLINSON,  Planning: Debate and Policy in the 1940s, Twentieth Century British History, V.3(2), 1992