Criminology is about crime and punishment. It is an exciting interdisciplinary subject that combines aspects of law, psychology and sociology to look at how crime is defined, why people commit crimes, and how society responds. Studying criminology will allow you to understand the culture of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system, including the police, courts, prosecution services, prisons and rehabilitation services.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form
You’ll cover topics like: the changing awareness of crime, perceptions of crime, why some crimes go unreported, criminological theories, crime scene to courtroom, and crime and punishment.
Assessment is by both controlled assessment and external examination.
Studying criminology will enable you to develop skills that are vital to all careers, including communication skills, problem solving, and research skills. Students could go on to study criminology or similar subjects in higher education.