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I'm going to apply to university this year and I was looking at criminology courses and joint criminology courses. But, it is something completely new for me and just interested me can anyone give me some advice on what it is and what it is about? Im not sure what I want as a career. I was thinking something to do with law after doing work experience at hogen lovells. Just Abit confused and need some advice.

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Hi,
I'm going to apply to university this year and I was looking at criminology courses and joint criminology courses. But, it is something completely new for me and just interested me can anyone give me some advice on what it is and what it is about? Im not sure what I want as a career. I was thinking something to do with law after doing work experience at hogen lovells. Just Abit confused and need some advice.

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If you want to be a professional lawyer you will need a Law degree, If you want to work in an area 'like Law', and in particular to do with social policy of social justice, prison or probation work etc then Criminology might be more appropriate.

There are lots of other areas with social science like this - look at all the other course possibilities mentioned here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Sociology_Degree

And this page will give you an idea of the sort of careers you could aim at with Criminology : http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/criminology.htm
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I'm going to apply to university this year and I was looking at criminology courses and joint criminology courses. But, it is something completely new for me and just interested me can anyone give me some advice on what it is and what it is about? Im not sure what I want as a career. I was thinking something to do with law after doing work experience at hogen lovells. Just Abit confused and need some advice.

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It's quite theory based. It looks at how and why crime is committed. Perhaps try a joint honours... Criminology and Law?

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I'm going to apply to university this year and I was looking at criminology courses and joint criminology courses. But, it is something completely new for me and just interested me can anyone give me some advice on what it is and what it is about? Im not sure what I want as a career. I was thinking something to do with law after doing work experience at hogen lovells. Just Abit confused and need some advice.
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Criminology differs between universities. Essentially you look at the criminal, their biology, partly their psychology, you look at victims. A lot of it is theory and theories as to why people commit crime or why crime occurs, or even why there are repeat offenders.
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If this area interests you, Bristol have just announced a new Social Policy with Criminology joint subject course for net year : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...h-criminology/
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As people said its quite theory based, and varies uni to uni. At the university of manchester for example, Criminology is in the Law School so it has modules that are quite legal based. In other uni's, they may be more psychology based.

If you want to go into law, I'd say Law with Criminology might be your best bet!
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As people said its quite theory based, and varies uni to uni. At the university of manchester for example, Criminology is in the Law School so it has modules that are quite legal based. In other uni's, they may be more psychology based.
And as another example, at Bristol its in Social Science and is more focussed on government social policy/justice policy.
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