The Criminology Department aims to provide a lively and supportive environment so that students can effectively learn new and challenging information about topics such as crime and deviance, types of crime and forensic psychology. Discussion and debate are encouraged in order to complement teacher-led sessions so that students can develop important skills for university.

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals.  During the course you will study the psychology of crime – what makes a person a criminal?  Is a person born criminal or does their environment mould them into a criminal?  You will also analyse how the media reports crime and the potential impact.

You will also investigate the techniques used in the investigation of a crime such as forensics and the judiciary process.  You will also consider the effectiveness of different strategies used to reduce criminality from custodial sentences through to community orders.