Issues relating to Criminology are never far from the newspapers’ front pages. Criminology is the field of study which focuses on crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance. The subject is always changing and is based in both fact and theory. Criminologists look for ways to understand the nature and impact of behavioural and social problems and ways to minimise their impact.
If you are interested in why people commit crimes and want to make a difference to society then Criminology could be for you!
What will I learn?
Students will answer some of the pressing crime issues in modern society. You will explore what ‘crime’ really means and examine who commits crime, why and who is affected by it. You’ll also learn about criminological concepts such as recidivism (when someone relapses into crime), desistance (when someone stops commiting crime) and domestic violence. Using sociological, psychological and political approaches, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the curriculum.
Criminology graduates have gone onto work in social care professions, youth and community work and police and probation services. Some students stay on in education to pursue a career in research and teaching whilst others work in local government in an advisory capacity.