The interdisciplinary nature of criminology makes it a difficult term to define. There are several ways of looking at it, which depend on the background of the person by whom it is being defined.
". . . knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency. This includes the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and practice of criminal law, as well as the law enforcement, judicial and correctional systems."
In brief, the study of Criminology deals primarily with crime and punishment and our understanding of crime in the social context.
Throughout this criminology distance learning course you will learn how to define crime, what causes crime and the consequences of crime. You will also consider the UK legislative environment and what impact this has on laws that are passed to mitigate the effects of crime. You will then move on to look at a range of different types of crime.
Introduction to Criminology
Define what criminolgy is and have an understanding of the theories used.
Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics.
The UK Justice System
Have an understanding of the UK Justice system and key legal terms.
Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their uses, their prevelance, production and marketing and common street names.
Describe differnt forms of violence and the reasons for it.
Understanding Property Crime
Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur.
Understanding Crime and the Community
Understand the role of the community in crime prevention.
Understanding Transnational and Organised Crime
Describe various forms of organised and transnational crime.
Understanding High Tech Crime
Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities.
Understanding Crime Prevention
Describe how to focus on the causes of crime and use problem-solving tools in order to significantly reduce or eliminate the factors that can to lead to crime.
Understanding Youth Crime
Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting young people in order to prevent youth crime.
Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour
Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it effects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Describe what Forensic Psychology is and how it works: basic theories and principles, research, understanding and interpretating results and the application of psychological techniques.
Introduction to Criminal Profiling
Understand what is meant by criminal profiling and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime.
Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism
Understand what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.
This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.
On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by TQUK for recognised CPD Hours.
Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) are an Ofqual regulated awarding body. They pride themselves on being the most agile and forward thinking awarding body in the UK. TQUK provide independent endorsement of our CPD courses giving learners assurance that their course will help them gain the necessary skills and experience in their chosen subject area.
At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.
Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:
A Diploma issued by Online Academies
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