5 Reasons why you should study criminology

Would you love a career as a criminologist, police officer, or youth worker? Our criminology courses can boost your knowledge of types of crime and punishment theories. Here are 5 reasons why you should study criminology:

Understand different perspectives of crime

Our range of criminology courses will enable you to focus on two main theories of crime – Marxist and Realist. By studying these, you will be able to gain insight into different views concerning white-collar, corporate and financial crime, and much more.

Explore violent crimes

Investigate the complex nature of conflicting crime and understand how its definition is ever evolving. You will also take a closer look into official criminal statistics and the categorisation of violence within these.

Gain an insight into the role of the police

With a unit dedicated to the role of the police, you’ll be able to identify the different types of police and gain an interesting insight into some of the legislative acts which have made an impact on the way the police service works.

Investigate the theories of punishment

In this module you’ll explore the controversial subject area - crime and punishment. Take a look into various types of punishments including imprisonment and capital punishment and understand some of the main theories of penal change and reform.

Kick-start your dream career

If you’ve always wanted to work in criminology then our criminology courses can help you kick-start your dream career as a criminologist, police officer, prison officer or youth worker. Check out all courses, here, or call us on 03300 563100.

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5 Reasons why you should study criminology