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Course summary

Criminology is concerned with what behaviour is defined as criminal and who has the power to define what constitutes crime. Criminology is commonly misconceived and confused with other subject areas like forensic science. Although criminology does, of course, explore crime, the focus is on the causes of crime and deviant behaviour, how this affects society and how the criminal justice system responds to this, rather than on crime scene analysis, forensics and criminal investigation. Criminology is a research-led degree and develops students into analytical and critical thinkers. It explores crime as a social construct, asking important questions such as: What are the individual and societal causes of crime and deviant behaviour? Who in society is more likely to commit a crime? Does offender rehabilitation work? Who is likely to become a victim of crime? Why are some dangerous behaviours criminal and other aren't? And how does media attention and reporting impact crime and deviance? Criminologists are also interested in how to prevent crime, the purpose and effectiveness of punishment and how the criminal justice system can better respond to crime when it does take place. This course uniquely combines criminology with counselling studies – two disciplines which are vital to the criminal justice system. Counselling has an important and expanding role in attending to the victims of crime, addressing some of the causes of offending, reducing re-offending, seeking restorative justice, and alleviating stress among criminal justice practitioners.

Modules

In your first year, all modules are compulsory. Here you will examine key criminological issues and institutions and some of the key sociological underpinnings to criminology. You will explore the core dimensions of counselling and psychotherapy and consider the roles of human rights and ethics. We will also equip you with study skills and introduce you to the nature and scope of social research. In your second year you will build on these foundations by looking in more detail at different theoretical perspectives in criminology and studying research problems and methods. You will also train in intermediate counselling skills. In your third year you will take a compulsory module, which is an Independent Study module. You will also be able to choose two criminology optional modules and two counselling optional modules.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M905
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Math and English Grade A-C required.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Criminology with Counselling at University of Salford - UCAS