Criminology

Ref: C2527645

This criminology course is suitable for beginners and those who are doing or completed the ‘Introduction to Criminology’ course and wanting to further developing their theory of criminology. You will explore a variety of topics and develop the skills to question things that might be taken for granted in relation to crime. Plus, explore the different understandings and ways of thinking about crime and its reporting: Crime and The Media Victims, Victimization and Victimology Policing Penology and Punishment You will explore the topics through presentations, discussions and written explanations. This topic is relevant to a wide range of jobs in the public, voluntary and community sectors. For example, social welfare services, criminal justice services, community support services among others. The key skills you will develop are relevant to any job context

Course aim

This course is suitable for beginners and those who completed the ‘Introduction to Criminology’ course: developing their theory of criminology. Covering the subjects of: Crime & The Media; victims and victimization; Policing; Penology and Punishment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify and explain how the media report crime
  • Define and explain what is meant by victims, victimization and victimology
  • Understand policing, its role and its powers
  • Explain the concepts of Penology and Punishment.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Requires a connection to the internet and an appropriate device to view the lesson on and listen to the discussions.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Criminology

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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