BA Criminology

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  • Objectives
    What is criminal behaviour? Why do individuals commit crime? How should society deal with criminal activity? If you are interested in these issues, Criminology, the study of crime in society, is the ideal choice. The course applies the study of sociology, psychology, politics and economics to an understanding of the major questions in law making, law breaking and law enforcement.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * a degree (level 6) in an Early Years subject or a degree (level 6) in any subject plus a level 3 qualification in an Early Years subject * a GCSE grade C in English and Maths * a current Criminal Records Bureau clearance * recent and considerable experience across whole 0-5 years age range
  • Academic title
    BA Criminology
  • Course description
    BA Criminology


    Year 1

    -Avenues to Justice1
    -Core Concepts and General Principles in Criminal Law
    -Evidence and Issues
    -Historical and Conceptual Evolution of Contemporary Human Rights
    -Introduction to Criminology
    -Social Inequality and Social Justice

    Year 2

    -Community Based Learning
    -Crime and Punishment
    -Economics of Crime
    -Human Rights in the Contemporary World
    -Introduction to Forensic Linguistics
    -Perspectives on Interpersonal Violence
    -Policy Issues in the Criminal Justice System
    -Terrorism in the Modern World
    -The Sociology of Crime, Deviance and Social Control
    -Youth, Conformity and Transgression

    Year 3

    -Capstone Research Project
    -Contemporary Issues in Crime Control and Punishment
    -Frontiers of Criminological Theory
    -Gangsters, G-Men and Gangstaz
    -Security, Policing and the State
    -Special Topic: Mentally Disordered Offenders
    -Special Topic: Youth Justice
    -Special Topic:Crimes of the Powerful
    -Urban Divisions and Social Disorder

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