Criminology – Introduction
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* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information
* Only free for North Yorkshire addresses/Postcodes – there would be a fee for anyone in the West Yorkshire/Lancashire addresses/Postcodes – please ring before applying
Who commits crime and why? How is crime detected and punished? This course offers the opportunity to explore questions such as these providing an overview of the fundamentals of Criminology.
This short course considers the following:
- Understand the sociological, environmental, and psychological causes of criminal behavior
- Appreciate the techniques law enforcement officers use to investigate crimes
- Consider the methods that have been developed to solve and punish crime
- Measure crime and identify the important points of criminal theory
- What is crime and how is it measured?
- Types of crime
- Theories of crime
- Who commits crimes and why?
- What makes a serial killer and do they possess particular characteristics?
- How crime is detected
The way we respond to crime in terms of prosecution and punishment is also looked at along with an overview of the Criminal Justice System. Relevant and topical examples are presented offering the learners the opportunity to engage in class analysis.
Part-time courses are term-time only.
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Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£21,255 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations). Call 01756 693 309 for further information.