This course aims to equip you with a critical perspective on a wide variety of phenomena associated with crime, victimization, punishment, and criminal justice, with a focus on its causes and the various means by which society and social groups attempt to deal with it.
Throughout the course, you will engage with contentious issues including ‘What are the causes of crime?’, ‘How can crime be prevented?’ and ‘Do prisons work?’. You will examine these questions from a variety of perspectives and review the evidence for and against different theories. This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in the criminal justice sector, in professions such as policing, community safety, or youth offending.
You will be taught through an innovative approach to learning which involves guest speakers from different spheres of criminological activity such as the UK Borders Agency, practicing psychologists, victims, and oversight agencies (subject to availability). This aims to provide you with effective learning insights which complement the expertise of lecturers and is designed to ensure you are engaging with the most contemporary issues in criminology.
We place a strong emphasis on relevant work experience and have excellent professional links with the Police, HM Prison Service, and Youth Offending Service. Our partnership with Warwickshire Police to provide Police Support Volunteers was the first scheme of its kind in the country.
There may be additional costs by this University.