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CRIMINOLOGY Level 3
You will require qualifications at Level 2 or GCSE level, particularly in Social Science and related disciplines. A good command of written English is essential and the ability to communicate effectively under examination conditions is desirable.
What Does The Include ? We examine crime and related issues within an academic social scientific perspective. A range of approaches to an understanding of crime will be considered covering biological, psychological and sociological explanations with a strong emphasis on the latter area. We study criminological theories and research evidence to gain a deeper understanding of a fascinating and complex phenomenon.
Detailed topics include: theories relating to social central, explanations of the causes of crime, juvenile delinquency, women in relation to crime as victims and criminals, what official statistics tell us about crime, crime, poverty and unemployment, crime and the inner cities, the psychology of crime and 'are criminals born or made?'
What Will I Do On The Course ? There will be one class per week including a range of activities from formal lecture style delivery, seminars, tutorials, discussion and group work.
Further reading, research, notemaking, library work and private study will be expected to deepen and consolidate your understanding. Keeping abreast of current debates about crime from newspapers, television and other mass media sources is recommended.
How Will I Be Assessed ? Coursework - Two essays of around 1,500 words - 30% (Choice of topics to be negotiated). One 3,000 word project - 30%. Examination - One 3 hour examination paper - 40% (Four questions to be answered).
What Could I Do At The End Of The Course ? Proceed further to gain other Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications, particularly in the Social Sciences. Successful completion of a full Access to Higher Education certificate can mean entry to a Degree course. The study of Criminology in its own right can be useful to those working in a range of occupations including the law and associated professions.