Curricular Unit:Code:
Information Sources in Crime: Criminology and Criminal Investigation817FICC
1MasterCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The program seeks to cover the discipline, essentially, the sources of information so that students can have a clear sense of how it is possible to study the crime. It is divided into two large groups: the primary sources, ie, those that are specifically created for the purpose of informing and secondary sources, ie, those that are specifically built with a purpose other than to inform but to present a heuristic value, and moreover, allow to assess more muscle and unreported crime.
I. The production of primary sources of information on crime
II. The production of secondary sources of information on crime
III. The multiple readings of sources of information on crime
IV. Criminology and criminal investigation
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus, consequent of the learning objectives of the course, equip graduates with fundamental knowledge about available for the study of crime sources, showing limits for sources produced directly for services (I) and maximizing the use of resources and sources secondary (II).
Are still considered the various and different perspectives of evaluation and use of sources for the characterization of crime (III; IV).
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Expository and demonstrative, analytical and continuous.
Evaluation system:
(i) Work corresponding to 60 percent of the classification.
Assessment based on the work of collecting, processing and interpreting data from sources of direct and indirect observation of the criminal reality, while supporting the learning of the construction of planning documents and preventive intervention.
(ii) Test corresponding to 40 percent of the classification.
Assessment of knowledge composed by theoretical-practical test to focus on all contents taught.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The course incorporates a number of important data analysis, allowing its application in important matters related to violence and criminality theoretical and practical knowledge, considering the available statistics and secondary sources to the effect that, from various entities may be used. In addition to the theoretical and conceptual devices, curriculum unit, dedicated to the analysis, use of standardized methodologies and appropriate statistical treatment programs, especially Excel and SPSS.
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