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Exploring Criminology

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquirePlease Enquire NA00044A/1 Tue 14 Jan 2025 5 Weeks 18:00 - 20:00
Aireville Campus £ 65**

* 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 enquire

Why do people kill? What is Psychological Criminology? Does prison work? This course offers the opportunity to explore these questions and others within the fascinating discipline of Criminology.

This short course considers the following:

  • Types of criminals
  • Psychological Criminology
  • Why people kill
  • Types of crime
  • Changing nature of crime and how we respond to it
  • Crime and the media
  • How we deal with criminals and how effective the prison system is
  • Miscarriages of justice
  • 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
  • Relevant and topical examples are presented offering the learners the opportunity to engage in class analysis.

Further Study

  • Introduction to Forensics 

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.


Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).


Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email distancelearning@craven-college.ac.uk

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email communitylearning@craven-college.ac.uk

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email parttime@craven-college.ac.uk

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