You'll learn about the structure and nature of the legal system of England and Wales, which includes the criminal justice system. We'll give you an overview of the processes through which criminal behaviour is addressed – from profiling and arrest, to sentencing and rehabilitation – as well as exploring important related aspects, such as family law and comparative law.
You'll work with a range of theories and methodologies used to understand and respond to criminal behaviour, as well as gaining an understanding of the causes and consequences of crime, looking at serious and violent crime in particular. And you'll have the chance to examine different types of criminal groups, such as football hooligans and crime gangs, as well as different social perceptions of crime.
Professional work placements will provide you with insights into the range of professional careers available. You'll have the chance to specialise in your preferred area of criminology and law in a substantial research project, along with getting the option to complete a year-long professional project module with an employer in your third year.
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