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I was wondering what is the straight forward difference between forensic science and criminology. I don't know which one I want to do at university and I have been looking for the answer for weeks. Thank you!
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I think criminology is more psychologically and sociologically based.
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I was wondering what is the straight forward difference between forensic science and criminology. I don't know which one I want to do at university and I have been looking for the answer for weeks. Thank you!
Have you actually tried doing any reading around the courses? If you have internet access you don't really have an excuse...

I haven't really done forensic science before, but if you look on wikipedia "is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly—on the criminal side—during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure."

Criminology is "Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention of criminal behavior, both on the individual and social levels." I have done a criminology module and uni and it was about social policy - things like theories of sentencing, government policies on prisons, causes of criminality, etc. More sociology, politics, and psychology.

In contrast, i'd assume forensic science is more chemistry/biology method of crime scene investigation. I'd wonder if you ever get job doing that degree as i assume most people just apply for it because they like watching CSI.
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Have you actually tried doing any reading around the courses? If you have internet access you don't really have an excuse...

I haven't really done forensic science before, but if you look on wikipedia "is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly—on the criminal side—during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure."

Criminology is "Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention of criminal behavior, both on the individual and social levels." I have done a criminology module and uni and it was about social policy - things like theories of sentencing, government policies on prisons, causes of criminality, etc. More sociology, politics, and psychology.

In contrast, i'd assume forensic science is more chemistry/biology method of crime scene investigation. I'd wonder if you ever get job doing that degree as i assume most people just apply for it because they like watching CSI.
Thank you for your reply. I have done some reading around both subjects it was just the matter of understanding it a bit more. When i researched both subjects they both really overlapped and so it was making me even more confused. This has now given me more insight into both subjects but in simpler terms
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