Criminology

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REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

The course offers exciting and interesting experiences that will help you to understand the criminal justice system.
It will help prepare you for a career in criminal justice, or studying criminology at university.
Explore why people commit crime looking at psychology and sociology, as well as how society tackles crime through the law, policing and punishment.
Learn about different types of crime and people’s perceptions of crime as well as how they are investigated.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

A wide range of crimes and people’s reasons for not reporting it. The importance of changing public perceptions of crime as well as the skills required to plan a campaign for change in
relation to crime. How changes in criminological theory have influenced policy. You will develop an ability to review criminal cases and evaluate evidence to determine whether the verdict is safe and just. Learn about the criminal justice system in England and Wales and how it operates to achieve social control.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Exams and internal assessments.

 

PROGRESSION

Students will gain the required knowledge to be able to consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice sector e.g. Probation Service, Police Force or alternatively use the qualification to support access to higher/further education courses e.g. Criminology, Criminal Justice and Law.