You will consider; whether criminal behaviours are learned or inherent, social order and resistance to it and measures that are available to sanction prohibited deeds. The course is designed to provide a range of skills which will equip you with far-reaching knowledge of the agencies and processes included in the criminal justice system.
The course combines theoretical and criminal procedural frameworks with the intellectual challenge of social science giving the opportunity to contemplate and reflect on some fundamental questions of human behaviour: Why do we create laws? Why do people break them? Why do we respond as we do? How can we prevent future crimes from occurring?
Using real-life case studies, theoretical perspectives and the framework of the law, you will tackle the phenomena of crime from an exciting and contemporary standpoint.
Part-time study available
BA (Hons) Criminology
Assessment is carried out via a very broad mix of methods including case studies, presentations, essays, patchwork texts, portfolios, poster presentations, data analysis exercises, examinations, group projects and an individual major project.
- Student visits to local courts and the Old Bailey.
- Job-shadowing a Crown Court judge and other professionals in criminal justice.
- Guest lecturers from Crown Prosecution solicitors and other specialists from the field of criminology.
- Criminology Society.
- Volunteer opportunities with local agencies including Crimestoppers.
- Attendance at criminology conferences.
Our course offers a stimulating and rigorous opportunity to a wide range of students. Criminology graduates have embarked upon diverse careers in many fields, such as the National Probation Service, the Police, the Prison Service, Youth Justice, the Home Office, scenes of crime work, the court system, social policy, research and much more.