Criminology and Law (BSc)

- Single Honours Criminology and Law

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23

Everything you need to know for Induction Week and beyond in one place.

Available from Welcome Weekend


Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 12:00pm

Meet and Greet with your Lecturers.

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students.

Refreshments will be available.

G.301.LT Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
9:30am - 10:45am


Welcome and Induction with Student Support Coordinator, Poppy Hoole.

JHB.308, Kennedy Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
9:00am - 10:00am

Criminology and Law Subject Meeting

Compulsory meeting with information about your course, modules, etc. with Programme Lead, Dr Alice Gerlach.

G.301.LT, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help with your programme

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser (AA)

Drop in to your Academic Adviser’s office for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

Please note that some Academic Advisers have arranged different times. Please check further down this page to see if this applies to your Academic Adviser.

To find out who your AA is, go to your Student Information portal and to your student profile to find their name and contact details.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 5:00pm

General Drop in Help Desk

Speak to one of the Student Support Coordinators about any issues or questions you may still have now that Induction Week is ending.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details

Student Support Coordinator(s)

Poppy Hoole

Subject Coordinator

Dr Eleanor Bland

Programme Lead 

Dr Alice Gerlach

Programme Administrator

Mike Wilson

Academic Liaison Librarian 

Charlie Brampton

Academic Adviser meetings

Most Academic Advisers are available to meet their students between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 September. If your Academic Adviser has arranged a different meeting time it will be listed here. They will also email you to remind you.


Academic Adviser

Alternative Meeting Date/Time


Eleanor Bland

Wednesday 28th September, 10:00am - 12:00pm

T200, Tonge Building, Headington Campus.

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used for your course's compulsory modules. There is no expectation for you to purchase any of the books, they are all available in the University Library.


Criminology and Law Single Honours 

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

LAW4009 Criminal Law

Nicola Monaghan, Criminal Law Directions (7th edition, 2022): 


Available on Law Trove for Sep 2022.

LAW4010 Communication Skills for Lawyers

No core text

CRIM4001 Crime and Criminology in Context

Newburn, T (2018), Criminology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press) or video version available at:

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

LAW4002 Legal Method

Unlocking the English Legal System by Frost, Martin and Huxley-Binns, 6th Edition. Publisher: Routledge

CRIM4002 Criminal Justice in Action

Jones, T, Newburn, T, and Reiner, R, (2017), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (Oxford University Press)

CRIM4004 Media and Crime

Jewkes, Y (2015), Media and Crime (Sage)