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Crime, technology and society by Angus Bancroft
Category: <span>Teaching</span>

The contradiction at the heart of higher education: prepare for disappointment

We want to be useful to society. But any attempt to show that or to have it guide us either destroys what we are, or turns us into technical servants or mouthpieces of other peoples’ ends. If you want to see how that turns out, enjoy listening to Christian Rock. …

Essay questions on criminal markets and organisations: how do students read them?

Sharing some short and long essay questions from my course on illicit markets and criminal organisations particularly for other teachers but also to help students in how they go about selecting a question to answer. The short essay is either a guided book review, where the student examines the essay …

Writing an academic research review such as a book review or an assessment of a report

A research review is a summary, evaluation and critique of a book or other work, like a report or a collection of research articles.  Its purpose is to comment on the state of knowledge on a topic and/or to evaluate a particular theory or contribution. The first task you have …


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