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Criminology – Introduction – UXPKAF01

Who commits crime and why? How is crime detected and punished? This course offers the opportunity to explore questions such as these providing an overview of the fundamentals of Criminology.
CodeUXPKAF01
Start Date Thu 4 Nov 2021
Weeks 5
Time 18:00 - 20:00
CampusAireville Campus
Fee £35 *

Overview

In this short course you will understand the sociological, environmental and psychological causes of criminal behaviour, appreciate the techniques law enforcement officers use to investigate crimes, consider the methods that have been developed to solve and punish crime and measure crime and identify important points of criminal theory.

The way we respond to crime in terms of prosecution and punishment is also looked at along with an overview of the Criminal Justice System. Relevant and topical examples are presented offering you the opportunity to engage in class analysis.

  • What is crime and how is it measured?
  • Types of crime
  • Theories of crime
  • Who commits crimes and why?
  • What makes a serial killer and do they possess particular characteristics?
  • How crime is detected

Progression

Criminology - Exploring

INFORMATION

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