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Criminology

Criminology

Criminology Level 3 Diploma follows the WJEC specification and will give learners an introduction to criminal justice. It develops the understanding to support entry to higher education courses in the humanities sector.

Who will teach me?

The teaching is by a specialist teacher and experienced examiner who is based at The Vale Academy.

What entry requirements do I need?

Normal Sixth Form entry requirements will gain access to the course. A GCSE grade 4/5 in English is necessary as you will need to express yourself clearly in writing. The ability to work independently is desirable.

How will I be assessed?

Units 1 and 3 are assessed internally under controlled conditions.

Units 2 and 4 are assessed externally in 90 minute examinations.

What will I learn on the course?

Throughout the course you will develop:

  1. Your ability to learn independently.
  2. A range of generic and transferable skills.
  3. The ability to solve problems.
  4. The skills of project based research, development and presentation.
  5. The ability to work co-operatively with others.
  6. The ability to apply learning in vocational contexts.

Topics include:

  • Unit 1: Changing awareness of crime, includes different types of crime and the effects of whether crime is reported or not.
  • Unit 2: Criminological theories, includes social constructions of crime and deviance and biological theories of crime.
  • Unit 3: Crime scene to courtroom, develops the understanding of the processes involved in criminal investigations such as forensic and surveillance techniques.
  • Unit 4: Crime and punishment, develop an understanding of the criminal justice system of England and Wales, including the processes used in law making and models of criminal justice.

What kind of person studies this course?

Criminology is a great subject for anyone with an interest in a degree in criminology, law, sociology or psychology OR career in either the police force or any part of the criminal justice system.

Where can I get more advice?

For further information you can contact:

Mrs J Hopkinson, The Vale Academy, 01652 294511/email: hopkinsonj@valeacademy.org.uk

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