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A-Levels - Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Criminology

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Code 59374
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

For study alongside two A Levels.

Criminology is an increasingly popular subject for students who are interested in a career in criminal justice or studying criminology at university. The subject explores why people commit crime, drawing on explanations from psychology and sociology, along with how society tackles crime through the law, policing and punishment. Students learn about different types of crime, how people’s perceptions of crime are shaped and how crimes are investigated. 


Details

What you will study 

• Changing awareness of crime: types of crime, perceptions of crime and unreported crime.

• Media representations of crime and of official data on crime.

• Crime campaigns and their effectiveness.

• Criminological theories: Why do people commit crime? Theories of criminality from biology, psychology and sociology.

• Crime scene to Courtroom: the criminal justice system from investigation to verdict – personnel and techniques involved in criminal investigations and courtroom procedures.

• Crime and Punishment: law making, criminal justice, forms and functions of punishment.

How will it be delivered?

This course contains 50% external assessment and 50% controlled assessment. During the course you will complete 2 units. One unit will be assessed with an hour and a half examination (external assessment). The other unit will be assessed via an internal controlled assessment. The internal assessment will be 8 hours long and will require students to produce a written report that is linked to a scenario of crime

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs 9-4 including English Language and maths


Your next steps...

Further study 

Progression opportunities – Diploma in Criminology

On successful completion of the Certificate in Criminology, it is possible to undertake a further year and complete a Diploma in Criminology.

This would include the study of the following; 

• Crime scene to Courtroom: the criminal justice system from investigation to verdict – personnel and techniques involved in criminal investigations and courtroom procedures.

• Crime and Punishment: law making, criminal justice, forms and functions of punishment.

Career Opportunities

There is potential for you to progress on to a wide range of university degrees in areas such as Criminology, Psychology, Forensics or Law. You will also develop a deeper understanding of different job roles related to Criminology and this will allow you to pursue a career with the Police, Probation Service or many other roles within The Criminal Justice System

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