identify appropriate theoretical frameworks, provide a concise, focused literature review and identify gaps in the literature and the relevance of the topic for policy and practice.

1500 words (excluding reference list) Assessment Item 1 (A1) requires students to conceptualise and articulate a research question and associated hypothesis/es (if any), The proposal must relate to ONE of the three research areas identified below. After selecting a research area, students will need to perform a literature review in this area from which they will develop specific research questions and/or hypotheses. The three research areas are: 1. Sexual violence and abuse 2. Terrorism 3. Offender based research and crime patterns