Vocational (Level 3)

Criminology

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CRIMINOLOGY HELPS US UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE COMMIT CRIMES, THEIR MOTIVATIONS, AND INVESTIGATES WHETHER IT IS POSSIBLE TO PREDICT CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR.

This diverse and practical course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the causes of criminality and the role of the criminal justice system. You will apply theories of criminality to real life cases, and explore how changes can be made in criminal law and social policy.

Topics Include:

  • Changing awareness of crime
  • Impact of the media on crime
  • Methods and evaluation of collecting information about crime
  • Criminological theories
  • Criminal and deviant behaviour
  • Social change and policy.
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Examination of verdicts in criminal cases
  • The role of personnel in criminal investigations
  • Processing and rules of evidence
  • The rights of the individual and the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Social control and law-making processes
  • Models of justice and aims of punishment.

Career Options:

Police officer, forensic professional, social worker, lawyer, criminologist, legal professional.

University Options:

Law, Sociology, Applied Science, Criminology, History, Politics, Public Services, Forensics.

 

Course Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.

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