Criminology

Course Information

  • Course Code: 7840-Y1
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: Welsh Joint Education Committee
  • Study mode: Full Time
Overview

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals.  You will study the psychological and sociological theories of crime as well as how crime is perceived in society and the impact of the media and crime statistics. You will also investigate the different techniques used in a criminal investigation such as forensics, policing and the judiciary process and consider the effectiveness of different strategies used to reduce criminality from custodial sentences and the impact of community orders.

What will I study?

The course is focussed on assessing biological, individualistic and sociological theories of crime.

You will study a range of units including:

  • Changing awareness of crime
  • criminological theories
  • crime scene to court room
  • crime and punishment
Entry Requirements

5 x GSCEs at Grade C/4 including English Language and a grade B/5 in maths

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by both internal assessments and exams.

What can I do next?

The qualification will offer you a variety of opportunities as well as gaining an insight into the criminal mind, the UK justice systems policy and practice and societal reactions to crime.

Future career opportunities may include working within social policy and the government, probation, the police and prisons, social work, the youth offending team and forensic psychology.

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