Briefing: 13th/16th of October (in workshop)
Deadline: 10th of November and 13th of November (in seminar)
Feedback: Written feedback and grade within 15 working days of the last week of presentations;
General guidance: You will work in small groups to prepare and deliver a 15–minute presentation
(each student speaking min. 2 minutes). You will base your presentation on a research article that will
be provided by the tutor and that you will choose. The group will provide a critical summary of the
article and also defend this perspective during a question and answer session after the presentation.
This is a collaborative exercise and the work must be evenly spread amongst the group members
during the preparation and delivering the presentation. A good presentation is well structured and
clearly delivered. The use of PowerPoint is required. This will assist you in organising the
presentation and develop skills in organising and displaying information logically. Send the slides
via email the day before the presentation latest to your tutor .
While delivering the presentation, remember that timekeeping (in terms of the whole presentation as
well as time per student) is of paramount importance due to the large number of groups presenting
and the limited amount of time we have for this activity. Presentations will be followed by max. 5
minutes Q&A with the audience. As a member of the audience, you may be required to ask a question
by the tutor, so listen attentively and critically to other students’ presentations!
Presentation: The content of the presentation is not prescribed and you have a good degree of
discretion to design it. In general, your presentation should include the following:
• the theoretical framework and concepts utilised in the article
• the methods used
• the main findings of the study
• its contributions to criminological knowledge, e.g. from the perspective of theory and/or
However, this is a module with a strong theoretical emphasis, so it would be good to look into the
interrelations between the theoretical framework and other elements of the article, such as the chosen
topic, methods, findings, and potential policy impact of the results.
In addition, pay critical attention to the potential limitations. In particular, critical assessments and
proposals for alternative theoretical and/or methodological approaches to examine the topic at hand
would be valuable. Thinking critically of potential alternative theoretical and/or methodological
approaches will prepare you for the critical argumentation that we are expecting to see in your final
essay. It is also a good cognitive exercise prior to producing a good dissertation at the end of your
Assessment information: The presentation will be assessed by the tutor with criteria communicated
in advance and by fellow students through peer–assessment forms. Assessment criteria include:
• content and critical analysis of the article
• organisation and clarity of the presentation
• use of visual aids
• rapport with the audience
• evenness of the member participation
• performance during Q/A
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