As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit an
Environmental Criminology report. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details
of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and
After completing the module, you should be able to:
1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental and geographical
approaches towards crime and offending behaviour.
2) Develop the capacity to evaluate situational crime prevention and its relationship to
the ‘what works’ movement.
3) Apply a range of theoretical perspectives and develop basic skills and abilities to
critically analyse the social construction of crime.
4) Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of global, political and economic
structures within which definitions of crime and harm are situated.
5) Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which problems may have different
characteristics in local and global perspectives, and present different ethical
challenges at each level.
Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the module
name, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant; and a
reference list in the correct format. You should address all the elements of the assignment
task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteria set out below in
assessing your work.
Maximum word count: 4,000 words
Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade by
the same percentage that the word count is exceeded.
You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates
anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the
student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.
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 Assignment Task – Report
This assessment comprises 100% of your overall mark for this module.
Answer BOTH questions.
1. Green criminology emerged originally from ecological movements that were typically
on the political left. To what extent is this political orientation still present? To what
extent or in relation to what issues is green criminology consistent with other political
(LOs 1, 4, 5)
2. Jane Jacobs and others argued that neighbourhoods with a strong sense of
community can exercise informal social controls and keep crime levels relatively low.
In today’s society, where neighbourhoods are often more fragmented, how realistic is
it to rely on the idea of ‘community’ based crime prevention? What problems could it
(LOs 2, 3)
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 Formative Feedback
You have the opportunity to submit drafts, essay plans etc. up to a maximum of 1,200 words
to receive formative feedback.
The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you develop
your skills as an independent learner.
Your work must be submitted to the module tutor by email no later than two weeks before
the submission deadline. This is to allow time for you to reflect on the feedback and draft
your final submission.
Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date and feedback
will normally only be provided once.
You MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and
wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard
The My Study Skills Area on iLearn contains useful resources relating to referencing.
You must use the AU Harvard Referencing method in your assignment.
Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment.
The word count excludes the title page, executive summary, tables, figures, diagrams,
footnotes, reference list and appendices. Where assessment questions have been
reprinted from the assessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL
other printed words ARE included in the word count. See ‘Word Count Policy’ on the
homepage of this module for more information.
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 Submission Guidance
Assignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail.
Your assessment should be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file. For more
information please see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” document available on the
module page on iLearn.
You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that all sources
used are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which show evidence of
academic unfair practice (See the Student Handbook which is on the homepage of your
module and also in the Induction Area).