Law and Criminology
THIS COURSE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE BASIC CONCEPTS AND THEORIES OF LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY.
You will also learn skills which will support you in your future study. This course is the perfect introduction for those who wish to pursue a social science or humanities subject at Level 3.
You will study to develop knowledge and understanding about the operation of the English legal system. You will also gain an understanding of the powers of police officers to arrest, detain and question those suspected of committing a criminal offence, and the rights of those suspects.You will also develop your knowledge and understanding about the different types of crime, how they are prosecuted and their relevant sentences.
You will study issues relating to defining crime and deviance, different explanations of crime and the differences between the main sources of data on crime. You will also gain an understanding of the criminal justice system, factors that influenced the way in which individuals experience the criminal justice system and how crime is linked to social aspects e.g. the media.
Further Study Options:
Applied Law, Criminology, Psychology, Sociology.
Police officer, forensic professional, social worker, lawyer, criminologist, legal professional.
Law, Sociology, Applied Science, Criminology, History, Politics, Public Services, Forensics.
At least four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English Language.