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Criminology Course The interdisciplinary nature of criminology makes it a difficult term to define. There are several ways of looking at it, which depend on the background of the person by whom it is being defined. Criminology is: ". . . knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency. This includes the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and practice of criminal law, as well as the law enforcement, judicial and correctional systems." In brief, the study of Criminology deals primarily with crime and punishment and our understanding of crime in the social context. About Our Criminology Course Throughout this criminology distance learning course you will learn how to define crime, what causes crime and the consequences of crime. You will also consider the UK legislative environment and what impact this has on laws that are passed to mitigate the effects of crime. You will then move on to look at a range of different types of crime. What Can I Do After Taking This Criminology Course? There is a wide range of career opportunities waiting for you once you have completed your distance learning criminology course, from community and voluntary to police and probationary. You could even find yourself working in journalism or for the government.
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Introduction to Criminology
Define what Criminology is and have an understanding of the theories used.
Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics
The UK Justice System
Have an understanding of the UK Justice system and have reference to key legal terms
Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevelence, production and marketing and common street names.
Describe different forms of violence and reasons for it.
Understanding Property Crime
Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur
Understanding Crime and the Community
Understanding the role of the community in crime prevention
Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime
Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime
Understanding High Tech Crime
Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities
Understanding Crime Prevention
Describe how to focus on the causes of crime and use problem solving tools in order to significantly reduce or eliminate the factors that can to lead crime
Understanding Youth Crime
Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.
Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour
Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it effects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Describe what Forensic Psychology is, how it works; from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding and explaining results, to the actual application of psychological techniques.
Introduction to Criminal Profiling
Understand what is meant by Criminal profiling, and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime.
Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism
Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.
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This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 120 hrs.