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Criminology - Level 3 BTEC Certificate



 
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Useful Information

     Mode of Study: Full time

Level: 3

Duration: 2 years

Awarding/validation body:  WJEC



Course Overview
Why do people commit crimes looking at biological and social influences? Use and application of theories of criminality. How does campaigns affect policy making by governments?

Course Highlights

Types of crime from organised to corporate. Looking at for example:

  • Common assault
  • Domestic abuse
  • Vandalism
  • Rape
  • Perceived victimless crimes (e.g. white-collar crime, vagrancy, prostitution, assisted suicide)

The representation of crime in the media from News media to films and electronic gaming. Crime associated with social media.

  • Social construction
  • How laws change from culture to culture
  • How laws change over time
  • How laws are applied differently according to circumstances in which actions occur
  • Why laws are different according to place, time and culture.

Theories:

  • Marxism
  • Labelling
  • Functionalism
  • Left and right realism.


Career Opportunities & Further Study

Public service careers: police, prison service. Career in the legal profession. Useful for Social work careers too. Careers working with young offenders. Civil Service where HR does recruitment for sensitive jobs. Also National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.

Access to:

  • BSc Criminology
  • BA Criminology
  • BA Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
  • BA (Hons) Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
  • BSc Criminology with Law


Assessment

Changing Awareness of Crime Mandatory assignments 90LH

Criminological Theories Mandatory exam 90GLH 90 mins and three questions



Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language at grade 4 and four other GCSEs at grade 4 or higher.

Changing Awareness of Crime Mandatory assignments 90LH

Criminological Theories Mandatory exam 90GLH 90 mins and three questions



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