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Criminology Level 3 Diploma at Cowley International College

Course description

• What makes someone a serial killer?
• How do we decide what behaviour is against the law?
• What investigative techniques are available to help to
identify the culprit?

This two year course will hopefully help you answer these
questions and more…

Students will learn about the biological, psychological and
sociological theories of crime and be able to use these
explanations to analyse criminal situations. The criminal justice
system will be analysed in detail and students will use this
knowledge to make recommendations for policies suitable for
dealing with criminality.

The way society defines crime and deviance is also explored
during the course in conjunction with ways of finding
information about crimes and victims, including crimes that
tend to be under-reported. In addition, the ways the media
report on crime is also examined to see the impact this has on
public perceptions of crime.

Units covered:
• Changing Awareness of Crime
• Criminological Theories
• Crime Scene to Courtroom
• Crime and Punishment

This Level 3 course (equivalent to one A-level) is studied over
two years and can be studied alongside other A-level or BTEC
courses at Cowley. The course is assessed with a combination
of two examined units and two controlled assessments.

Future opportunities

By studying this Level 3 course, students will gain the required
knowledge to be able to consider employment within some
aspects of the criminal justice sector, e.g. Probation Service, or
use the qualification to support access to higher/further
education courses, e.g. Criminology, Criminal Justice and Law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cowley International College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2017

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