You’ll have the opportunity to explore the internal and external forces that shapes our lives and determine our life chances. As part of your studies you’ll assess the merits of competing theories and explanations.
This exciting course is designed to provide students with an understanding of criminology. The course is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities. Students on the course will study different types of crimes and will look at the role of technology and how it’s contributed to the creation of new crimes, e.g. cybercrimes. Students will also have the opportunity to investigate how the media can play a part in societal stereotypes of criminals as well as the ongoing problems of fear of crime. Students will explore criminal behaviour as well as social policy and methods of punishment, e.g. does prison work? Criminology allows you to investigate a wide range of interesting theory which will improve your ability to analyse key facts. Class debates surrounding key topics and theory will enhance your ability to evaluate which is crucial for the examinations and the internal assessment.
Many students who have studied Criminology choose to study Social Science related degrees at university such as Criminology, Sociology, and Law. This course is also suitable for students considering careers within the criminal justice system, e.g. the probation services, policing, the courts and tribunals service or the national offender management service.
There will be one controlled assessment in December 2019 and one written examination at the end of the course.
There will be one controlled assessment in December 2020 and one written examination at the end of the course.
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