Award: Eduqas Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology

QAN: 601/6249/1

Criminology is an exciting qualification which includes elements of psychology, law and sociology. This course allows learners to focus on building their understanding of the different types of crime and the way we perceive crime. They also examine the reasons why certain types of crimes are less likely to be reported to the police. Additionally, students explore how we define crime and what constitutes criminal behaviour and examine the fundamental question of why people commit crime, drawing on biological, psychological and sociological theories.

As the course progresses learners will develop their understanding of the criminal justice system and the complex processes involved in investigating and prosecuting crime; including methods of collecting statistics about crime.

In studying Criminology, students will develop independent research skills; the ability to write a well-balanced argument and expertise in evaluation of theories and statistics.