The inter-disciplinary nature of Criminology makes it a difficult term to define, this is because there are several ways of looking at it, depending on the background of the person defining it.
". . . knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency. This includes the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and practice of criminal law, as well as the law enforcement, judicial and correctional systems."
In brief, the study of Criminology deals primarily with crime and punishment and our understanding of crime in the social context.
Throughout this course we will consider how we define crime, what cause crime and the consequences of crime. We will also consider the U.K legislative environment and what impact this has on the laws that are passed to try and mitigate the effects of crime. We then move on and look at a whole range of different types of crime.
Given the current focus on crime prevention at both a local and national level there has never been a better time to study a Diploma course in Criminology. There are a whole range of career opportunities waiting for you once you have completed your course, ranging from Community and Voluntary work to Police and Probationary work. You could even find yourself working in Journalism or for the Government!
Introduction to Criminology
Define what Criminolgy is and have an understanding of the theories used.
Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics
The UK Justice System
Have an understanding of the UK Justice system and have refernece to key legal terms
Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevelance, production and markting and common street names.
Describe differnt forms of violence and reasons for it.
Understanding Property Crime
Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur
Understanding Crime and the Community
Understanding the role of the community in crime prevention
Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime
Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime
Understanding High Tech Crime
Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities
Understanding Crime Prevention
Describe how to focus on the causes of crime and use problem solving tools in order to significantly reduce or eliminate the factors that can to lead crime
Understanding Youth Crime
Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.
Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour
Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it effects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Describe what Forensic Psychology is, how it works; from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding and explaining results, to the actual application of psychological techniques.
Introduction to Criminal Profiling
Understand what is meant by Criminal profiling, and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime.
Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism
Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.
On completion of your course, you will receive the dual award:
Award 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Criminology Diploma
Criminology Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
Award 2 is issued by our Awarding Body: Level 3 Criminology Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 3 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.