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Criminology Advanced Diploma Level 4 (Online Course)

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Study options available

Home learning or study, distance learning, flexible study, supported study and professional workplace learning available. Study at home, at work or a mix of both, at a time and place that fits your personal needs.

Course description

This course aims to introduce learners to criminology which is as an area of study that addresses the questions raised within the subject of criminology. This includes examining theoretical debates about the causes of crime and criminal behaviour and both historical and contemporary ideas about dealing with criminal activity.

The course looks at persistent crime problems – such as youth crime, drugs, violence, and anti-social behaviour – and how they have been dealt with. Its aim is to develop an understanding of controversies around the causes of crime and criminal behaviour, and consider how theoretical and practical ideas about crime lead to crime and criminal justice policy.

This course provides essential knowledge of the principles of criminology and the study of crime and justice. In addition the course encourages progression by helping learners to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for further study of specialist crime and justice topics at level 4.

The course does not assume that you have any recent experience of studying crime. While the aim of this course is not necessarily to challenge your existing views, it may introduce you to new ways of looking at crime and and criminal behaviour. By studying this course on criminology, you will develop a range of, words and narrative designed to cope with the study of crime and criminal behaviour at higher level. You will also gain a greater understanding of crime problems in Britain today.

Typical modules

Module 1: Introduction to Criminology
Module 2: The UK Criminal Justice System
Module 3: Crime Data and Criminal Statistics
Module 4: Theories of Crime 1: Individuals and Crime
Module 5: Police and Policing
Module 6: Crime Prevention
Module 7: Victims and Victimisation
Module 8: The Courts and Sentencing
Module 9: Prisons and Probation
Module 10: Theories of Crime 2: Society and Crime
Module 11: Inequality and Crime
Module 12: Youth Crime
Module 13: Drugs and Crime
Module 14: Corporate Crime
Module 15: Transnational and Organised Crime
Module 16: Environmental Crime
Module 17: Cyber Crime
Module 18: Sexual Offences and Violent Crime
Module 19: Criminal Profiling
Module 20 Crime and the Media

Previous knowledge

No prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.

Assessment

Completing a series of tutor marked assignments and or activities marked by your assigned tutor.

Support

You will receive the course manual, assignments, study guide or on-line password and access to learning resources depending on the type of course you start i.e paper based or on-line. Full  tutor support by mail, email and on-line via our partner organisation depending on your chosen study route. Their student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that 12 months unlimited support will be available during your studies. There will be no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Start times

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Awarding organisation

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Investment

Investment figure shown above is fully inclusive of study material, support, awarding body registration costs where applicable. But excludes non on-line study material delivery outside of mainland England where applicable. VAT not applicable.

Stage payment terms available. No interest charged. Ask for details.

Email us for more information: support@durhamopenlearningcollege.co.uk or feel free to ring us on 0845 474 5005 for a no obligation advice and guidance session. We are here to help you choose the right course for you.