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I can't decide whether to study criminology or criminology with psychology at uni? My main areas of interest are (obviously) crime, as well as the criminal justice system, causes, how it can be reduced etc. However, I'm also really interested in people (particularly offenders), why they commit crime etc, but I don't know if the psychology aspect would be too 'sciencey' (I know, it is a science obvious) but if it is too biology-focused, I may not find it enjoyable/may struggle. Any help/advice would be really appreciated (particularly if anyone has done/is doing crim with psych!)
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I can't decide whether to study criminology or criminology with psychology at uni? My main areas of interest are (obviously) crime, as well as the criminal justice system, causes, how it can be reduced etc. However, I'm also really interested in people (particularly offenders), why they commit crime etc, but I don't know if the psychology aspect would be too 'sciencey' (I know, it is a science obvious) but if it is too biology-focused, I may not find it enjoyable/may struggle. Any help/advice would be really appreciated (particularly if anyone has done/is doing crim with psych!)
When it comes to choosing between courses, then you may want to:

1. Look at the course modules in detail.
2. Weigh up whether doing Psych will hep you v what you will miss ut on with straight crim as you will be only half the depth.
3. Crim should cover sociological and psychological aspects.
4. Look at future jobs and what is useful for you , whether jobs require a full criminology degree?
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I would encourage you to look up criminal psychology at the university of derby! if you are interested in why people offend this is for you! it is not too science based and the lectures are shared between crim psych modules and criminology modules. If you want any more info feel free to message! Be careful with joint honours crim and psych though, that won't be the subject you want to study. In joint honours you could be learning about rehabilitation in crim and mathematical anxiety in psych, at derby though crim psych is an independent subject (only offered in 3 unis at the moment!)
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