Did You Know?
In England, it costs about £38,000 per year to house one prisoner.
Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses
Two Year Course - Equivalent to One A Level
"Criminology has improved my understanding of crime and campaigns for change, and of how the legal system of the country we live in works to support victims and aid in helping prevent crime". - Daisy Makin, lower sixth student
Level 3 Diploma - Equivalent to One A Level
What do I need to study this course?
You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 including GCSE English Language
What will I study?
Criminology covers all aspects of crime, from types of crime to the range of punishments people receive for committing crime. Topics include: how crime is portrayed in the media and how this affects people’s view of crime; different theories and explanations about why people commit crime; how crime is investigated and prosecuted; how laws are made and how punishment works, and ways to control crime. There are 4 units to cover with a mixture of internal and external assessment.
Criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work, sociology and psychology. Relevant degree courses includes: Criminology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Criminology and Psychology, Law with Criminology, Criminology and Sociology, Psychology and Sociology.