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?
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.