Investigating Crime



Learning Modules
        Module 1
        Module 2
        Module 3
        Module 4
        Module 5
        Module 6


Tutor Resources

Key Skills

Accessing Databases (NSDstat)

Accessing Databases (Other)


Tutor Resources

This section provides brief information about the modules, showing the skills covered, together with all the downloadable material for this resource.

The first two modules are aimed at A level students, while Modules 3 and 4 progress to a more complex level that would be appropriate to introductory undergraduate and postgraduate courses. However, in the evaluation phase of this project, some A level students did undertake all six modules without a problem. Modules 5 and 6 act as general guides to finding and investigating data and documentation on the UK Data Archive site.

Module 1 Tracking Crime: Police Recorded Crime Figures, Trends and Reasons for Change

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Module 2 Theories About Crime: Public Perceptions of Crime Rates

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There is also an appendix to Module 2 for politics and government students which looks at UK party policy on crime.

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Module 3 Gathering Evidence: How to Investigate Crime Statistics

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Module 4 Examining Evidence: How to Interrogate Crime Statistics

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There is a separate appendix to Module 4, which looks at statistical significance and also shows how to use NSDstat to investigate this.

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Module 5 Searching For Evidence: Sources of Crime Data

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Module 6 Browsing And Analysing Evidence: A Guide to Using Nesstar

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Tutor Guide

A guide on suggested ways to use the modules in a learning environment.

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Resources Pack

This is the pack that accompanies the CD-ROM. The version below excludes the modules and glossary (downloadable separately above).

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