It is also the study of the police, the courts and penal system, as well as the prevention and deterrence of criminal behaviour. Crime and its impact are at the forefront of current political and social debate.
A degree in criminology and criminal justice enables you to explore the reality behind the newspaper headlines on crime and examine a topic which is relevant, topical and has real, practical application in contemporary society.
During your BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice with Foundation Year (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton you will study criminological theories and gain an understanding of the policies and practices within the criminal justice system in England and Wales. You will study a wide range of topics covering the legal and sociological issues of criminology and criminal justice, including, the operation of the criminal courts through punishment and sentencing policing of society as well as social inequalities and the law.
You have the opportunity to undertake a research project on behalf of a relevant statutory or voluntary agency or you can undertake a piece of individual research on an area of criminology or criminal justice that particularly interests you This course is also suitable if you are currently working in a related profession and want to enhance your existing knowledge and skills.
The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.
Students who graduate with a BA Criminology and Criminal Justice course will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of crime and its consequences, both theoretical and applied. Subject specific skills, such as knowledge of the social processes of crime and the criminal justice system, will be complemented by the type of transferable key skills that are highly valued by employers in the graduate job market. These include the ability to present and develop a cohesive argument, IT skills, research and problem-solving skills, communication skills and working as part of a team.
Previous graduates have gone on to work in a variety of Criminal Justice agencies including the Police Service and the National Probation Service. Others are employed in related fields such as Trading Standards, HM Revenue and Customs, UK Border Agency and Social Work. Students who have particularly enjoyed the Law modules may consider undertaking the LLM Common Professional Examination.
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