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Criminology

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Level: BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Exam Board: WJEC
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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.


What next?

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.