Why this course? • Ranked sixth in the UK for the impact of our social sciences research (Research Excellence Framework 2014). • Work with lecturers with vast experience of the criminal justice system, who have worked as expert advisers, policymakers, researchers and campaigners. • Develop your practical skills by conducting research, visiting criminal justice locations across London, and engaging in placements to help with your career. • We are ranked 3rd in London for criminology (Guardian University Guide 2021). About this course Taught by world-class tutors in a department driven by innovative research, you will develop a critical understanding of criminology in this all-encompassing degree. Skills In our BA Criminology and Criminal Justice program, our foremost goal is to guide you towards the acquisition of a professional skillset that equips you for a rewarding career. This journey entails the cultivation of a critical understanding of the inner workings of the criminal justice system and the profound debates concerning punishment, rehabilitation, and crime prevention. We aim to nurture your independence as a critical thinker, honing your ability to analyse both official and popular perspectives on crime. Additionally, you'll master the art of constructing social research and effectively analysing the results, arming you with the skills needed to confront pressing ethical, political, and moral questions within the realm of crime and justice. This comprehensive skillset will be your foundation for a successful and impactful future in this field. Career opportunities Studying criminology opens the door to working in many different areas that shape society. You could secure work in the prison and probation services, the police, Home Office, Ministry of Justice or the wider criminal justice system, as well as being equipped to pursue a career in the legal profession. Equally, many criminology graduates work in the charity sector or for campaigning organisations focusing on advocacy or criminal justice reform. As a social scientist, your ability to dissect, analyse and research crime, its causes and its potential solutions, will be highly valuable to employers.
Examples include: Youth Crime and Justice. Crimes of the Powerful. Community in Action.
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