Criminology: WJEC Diploma at New College Pontefract
Criminology is an increasingly popular subject for students who are interested in a career in criminal justice, or studying criminology at university. The subject explores why people commit crime, drawing on explanations from psychology and sociology, along with how society tackles crime through the law, policing and punishment. Students learn about different types of crime, how people’s perceptions of crime are shaped and how crimes are investigated.
This course contains 50% coursework and 50% external assessment.
- Changing awareness of Crime: types of crime, perceptions of crime and unreported crime.
- Media representations of crime and of official data on crime.
- Crime campaigns.
- Criminological Theories: Why do people commit crime? Theories of criminality from biology, psychology and sociology.
- Crime scene to Courtroom: the criminal
- Crime and Punishment: law making, criminal justice, forms and functions of punishment.
Level 4 in English Language
Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.