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.
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.
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