An author and senior professor of Criminology for more than 25 years, Jo has a very long and illustrious career in curriculum development. Heavily involved in publishing and advising policymakers, Jo has helped shape undergraduate programmes and modules in Criminology for many Universities across the UK.
Jo currently teaches a dedicated criminology module to LLB Law finalists at Reading and has recently designed the University’s new BSc Criminology undergraduate programme.
"On this programme students will gain a critical understanding of crime, criminal justice, and their relationship with the law. Students will develop an understanding of how we as a society, as a modern democracy deal with some of the social problems that we have and become more acutely aware of social justice issues."
Highlighting the importance of getting students involved in criminological research, Jo mentions there will be ethics workshops run in the second year where students will be exposed to real life ethical research problems and they will work out how they would solve them. Case studies will include real life ethical dilemmas faced by academics in the School, in the course of their careers. Students will also work on a dissertation research project; a first-hand analysis of empirical datasets about crime and justice under the guidance of a supervisor.
Learn more about our BSc Criminology programme