Criminology involves the study of complex issues of crime and criminal justice. Criminologists play an important role in the criminal justice system. You will be taught by experts who help influence and develop policy; some of the world’s most influential and respected criminologists teach and research within our Department. Our Criminology degree tackles the problems of crime, deviance, victimisation and social harm in a high quality programme that makes the subject exciting and intellectually challenging. The degree draws on the Department’s expertise in crime prevention, surveillance, policing, sentencing, victimology, youth justice and corporate crime. Modules are continually updated and designed to provide you with a well-rounded Criminology learning experience. This programme is available with either a Year in China or a Year Abroad. The Year in China offers undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. The Year Abroad offers students the opportunity to spend a full academic year studying at one of our partner universities around the world, following a mixture of culture and/or discipline-related modules. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China or a Year Abroad you will have the opportunity to apply after you arrive at Liverpool.
Year One introduces you to Criminology and serves as a foundation for the second and third years. In Year Two, you will study Understanding Crime, Justice and Punishment to provide you with a broader and deeper coverage of criminological perspectives and criminal justice controversies. By Year Three, you will be able to study from a range of areas that include Crimes of the Powerful, Community and Public Involvement in Crime and Criminal Justice, The Risk Society Criminal Victimisation, Youth Crime, Youth Justice and Social Control. In Year Three you may wish to study for your dissertation if you have completed the research methods modules. Alternatively, you can take the Applied Social Research module and carry out a piece of research commissioned by a local agency. This offers both a great opportunity for you to study in the ‘real world’ as well as an experience that will appeal to prospective employers.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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