Criminology is the study of crime from a social perspective, including examining who commits crimes, why they commit them, their impact, and how to prevent them.
However, it also ties in other research and concepts from other areas of study such as Biology and Psychology. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the Criminal Justice System, the reasons as to why people turn to crime and the way in which we can control as a society.
This is a 2 year Applied Diploma in Criminology which is equivalent to a full A level.
- Unit 1 – Changing Awareness of Crime: You will develop an understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes go unreported.
- Unit 2 – Criminological Theories: You will gain an understanding of theories behind why people commit crime and also the difference between criminal behaviour and deviance.
- Unit 3 – Crime Scene to Courtroom: You will gain an understanding of the criminal justice system from the moment a crime has been identified through to the verdict.
- Unit 4 – Crime and Punishment: You will examine the effectiveness of social control to deliver criminal justice policy.