Criminology

Summary

This two-year Criminology course explores the theoretical study of criminality and analysis of criminal situations in a diverse practical manner. Why do people commit crimes? What are their motivations? Can you predict criminal behaviour? This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the causes of criminality and the role of the Criminal Justice System. You will study theories of criminality, apply them to real-life cases and use theory to understand how changes can be made in Criminal Law and Social Policy.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:

Police force, forensic services, social worker, lawyer and criminologist.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:

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

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Changing awareness of crime
  • Impact of media on crime
  • Methods of collecting information about crime
  • Develop a crime change awareness campaign.
  • Criminal and deviant behaviour
  • Psychological and sociological theories of crime
  • Social policy.

YEAR TWO:

  • Crime scene investigation techniques and rules of evidence
  • Examination of verdicts in criminal cases and court processes
  • Social control and law-making processes
  • Models of justice and aims of punishment.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Two external exams
  • Two 8 hour controlled assessments
  • Exam board: WJEC/EDUQAS
  • WJEC Diploma (level three)
  • Equivalent to one A Level.

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (including English)
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.