BA Honours Crime and Criminal JusticeDegree • Level 6
About the course
Crime is evolving. New technologies and more complex societal pressures are leading to new criminal activities. Our BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice degree is designed to educate future criminal justice professionals. We offer you the deep understanding of the causes of crime, criminal behaviour and how to combat crime that are needed for a career safeguarding the public, supporting victims, protecting the vulnerable, and helping to rehabilitate offenders. We’ll guide you as you investigate the individual, social, legal and political forces that shape both crime and how it is controlled, as well as the interrelationships between research, theory, policy and practice in criminal justice. Areas such as criminal investigation, multi-agency working, ethics and diversity, the penal system, mental health, human rights, social justice, restorative justice, community safety, poverty, and safeguarding people at risk will be addressed, along with specific crimes such as human trafficking, modern slavery, gender and domestic violence, hate crime and terrorism, youth crime, illegal drug use and anti-social behaviour.
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.
Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course. •Historical Perspectives of Criminal Justice and Academic Development •Introduction to Criminology and Social Policy •Ethics and Diversity in the Justice System •Group Dynamics and Team Working •Criminal Investigation Process: Suspect to Sentence •Using Research: Evidence Based Practice •Perspectives on Criminal Justice •Mental Health and Criminal Justice •Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice System •Crime and Criminal Behaviours •Employability and Career Development •Researching Criminal Justice: Project Propsal •Rehabilitation: Philosophies and Approaches •Criminal Justice: Safeguarding People at Risk •Honours Project •Practices within the Penal System •Gender Violence and Society
You can expect assessments to involve exams, report writing, essays, demonstrations, and presenting evidence and practical forensic crime scene role play using appropriate technology and environments (including police crime scenes and specialist court mock-ups). Some assessments will contribute to your final module mark and allow you to demonstrate that you’ve met the learning outcomes, while others are designed to help you identify areas that need extra attention on your part, or where you need extra support from your tutors.