Law affects almost every area of our day-to-day lives and is the means by which governments effect change all over the world. Criminology is a diverse, exciting and growing subject which seeks to explain crime, criminalisation, victimisation and the sociology of criminal justice agencies from police to prison. Criminology examines âcrimeâ and âdevianceâ, and the processes through which the criminal justice system responds to these phenomena. The Criminology modules on offer as part of this degree enable students to explore why crime exists, how crime and deviance is socially constructed, which societies have the most crime and how societies deal with crime. No society is crime free. Crime and society are intertwined. You will develop the analytical and reasoning skills essential for formulating legal arguments as well as to develop a thorough understanding of criminology and key issues within this discipline.
During the first year of the programme, you will be introduced to law and its interaction with society and to some of the âFoundations of Legal Knowledge.â You will consider key aspects of the English and EU legal systems and how laws are made and disputes resolved, the operation of the respective court systems. In the second year you will build on the knowledge and skills in the first year and continue to study the âFoundations of Legal Knowledgeâ and develop key legal analysis skills. Criminology modules at this level will consider sociological understandings of a globalised society and the impact this has on forms of crime and the criminal justice processes established to police these crimes. In your final year you study subjects in greater depth and will study the final âFoundations of Legal Knowledgeâ subject, Equity and Trusts. As a single honours student you will also carry out supervised research project on a topic of your choice.
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