BA in Criminology

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Program Description

BA in Criminology

Students consider whether criminal behaviours are learned or inherent, social order and resistance to it, as well as measures that are available to sanction prohibited deeds; the degree is designed to provide a range of skills which equips the student with far-reaching knowledge of the agencies and processes included in the criminal justice system; criminology students develop a portfolio of closely monitored personal development plans, linked to their modules; the degree programme combines theoretical and criminal procedural frameworks with the intellectual challenge of social science giving the opportunity to contemplate and reflect on some fundamental questions of human behaviour; why do we create laws?; why do people break them?; why do we respond as we do?; how can we prevent future crimes from occurring?; using real-life case studies, theoretical perspectives and the framework of the law, students tackle the phenomena of crime from an exciting and contemporary standpoint; the programme includes many other interesting and challenging opportunities, such as working with offenders, question-and-answer sessions with police officers and other officials from public service agencies and trips to criminal justice establishments.

Modules


Examples: Adventures in criminology and criminal justice; analytical techniques for forensic science; conflicts and contradictions in crime; media and crime; researching social issues; social science and modern society.

Last updated February 2018

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