Explore crime and criminal justice issues faced in modern society. You’ll gain a deep insight into the theories of crime, justice and punishment. This is a degree with a strong global focus. You’ll explore key issues, including human rights and terrorism, social justice, contemporary social issues, and the globalisation of crime. You’ll gain knowledge of how criminal justice agencies work and interact, and how criminal justice policy is created. You’ll study how policing, courts and prisons present new challenges in today’s world. In Year 1, you'll learn about crime and justice from a theoretical and practical perspective. You'll examine key criminological concepts, like victimisation, deviance, and justice, and learn to evaluate data and information to develop arguments. Year 2 will develop your knowledge of criminological theory, criminal justice practice and policy, and global crime. You’ll also enhance your research and data analysis skills. In your final year, you'll do your dissertation. This will demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve developed. You'll also choose from a range of specialist criminology and social science optional units. This will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of criminal justice institutions, explore topics that interest you and prepare you for your future.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category B) You do not need the required grade in GCSE Mathematics if you study a higher level qualification in Mathematics or Statistics (such as an A level, AS level or a Core Mathematics qualification).
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