Criminology
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Criminology Programme
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours
Total number of learning hours per programme 110*

* Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1 Introduction to Criminology
2 Criminal Statistics
3 The UK Justice System
4 Understanding Drugs
5 Understanding Violence
6 Understanding Property Crime
7 Understanding Crime and the Community
8 Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime
9 Understanding High Tech Crime
10 Understanding Crime Prevention
11 Understanding Youth Crime
12 Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour
13 Introduction to Forensic Psychology
14 Introduction to Criminal Profiling
15 Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Introduction to Criminology.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explain the UK Criminal Justice system in the context of arresting, prosecuting and sentencing authorities, their jurisdiction responsibilities and sentencing powers.

 

Module 2 Criminal Statistics.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explain the UK Criminal Justice system in the context of arresting, prosecuting and sentencing authorities, their jurisdiction responsibilities and sentencing powers.

 
Module 3 The UK Justice System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explain the UK Criminal Justice system in the context of arresting, prosecuting and sentencing authorities, their jurisdiction responsibilities and sentencing powers.

 

Module 4 Understanding Drugs.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore and evaluate the nature, range and scope of drug related crime

 

Module 5 Understanding Violence.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore and evaluate the nature, range and scope of violent crime

 

Module 6 Understanding Property Crime.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore and evaluate the nature, range and scope of property related crime

 

Module 7 Understanding Crime and the Community.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore and evaluate the nature, range and scope of community crime

 

Module 8 Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore and evaluate the nature, range and scope of trans-national and organised crime

 

Module 9 Understanding High Tech Crime.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore and evaluate the nature, range and scope of technology based crime

 

Module 10 Understanding Crime Prevention.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Investigate methods of crime prevention in common use

 

Module 11 Understanding Youth Crime.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explore the nature, range and scope of youth crime
 

Module 12 Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore and evaluate the nature, range and scope of anti-social behaviour

 

Module 13 Introduction to Forensic Psychology.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Introduce the use of forensic psychology techniques in crime detection

 

Module 14 Introduction to Criminal Profiling.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Present the use of criminal profiling techniques in crime detection

 

Module 15 Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore and evaluate the nature, range and scope of terrorism motivated crime

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