Criminology

Vocational

KEY FACTS

Qualification Type

Vocational

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 5 – 9 in English Language, 4 in Science.

Assessment

50% internally controlled assessment
50% external examinations
Develop a critical approach to the study of Criminology and consider the following: How is criminal behaviour defined? What motivates offenders? What impact does crime have upon victims, and which punishments should the courts impose on criminals?

Course Overview

Four compulsory units, two assessed internally (1 & 3) and two externally (2 & 4):

Changing awareness of crime – different types of crime, public awareness and reporting.

Criminological theories – how do we decide what behaviours are criminal and why do people turn to these acts?

Crime scene to courtroom – focusing on the process from the initial crime until the final court verdict.

Crime and punishment – the different approaches to dealing with crime and the effectiveness of each.

Progression

BSc Criminology, BSc Forensics, BSc Psychology, LLB Law, BSc Sociology.

Careers

Police officer, Forensic analyst, Psychologist, Lawyer, Counsellor, Teacher.