What do I need to study this course?
Four GCSEs at grade 4, which should include a grade 4 in GCSE English.
What will I study?
Criminology covers all aspects of crime, from what types of crime there are 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 mix of internal and external assessment.
Criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work, sociology and psychology. Degree courses, such as: Criminology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Criminology and Psychology, Law with Criminology, Criminology and Sociology, Psychology and Sociology.
Did you know?
In England, it costs about £38,000 per year to house one prisoner.