The Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons) programme offered by University of Essex Online examines some of the most serious concerns we face as a society, such as: What causes crime and criminal behaviour? Can crime be prevented? How and why should we punish offenders? How does criminal justice link to social justice? The course requires a critical engagement with criminology theory, research methods and the history of crime and punishment.
You gain an understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime, develop critical thinking skills, and become confident in your ability to analyse and reflect upon different sociological, legal and economic theories. You also gain transferable skills in research, time management and written communication.
The course are dedicated to improving employability amongst the graduates. The online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.
Careers linked to criminology and criminal justice are very varied and this course provides excellent training for work within the police, probation, prisons, youth work, youth offending services and private and voluntary sectors. Other opportunities include roles within criminal justice services such as court custody officers and drug or alcohol workers. Students have also moved into civil service, journalism or professional positions within the voluntary sector such as fund-raisers and project managers.
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
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