Introduction to Criminology

Part Time · Part Time Evening · Public Services & Criminology · Bishop Auckland Campus

24 January 2024 - 14 February 2024
17:30 - 20:30
Cost or fee remission information
Level 1
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Introduction to Criminology course provides learners with an opportunity to find out a little about the subject of Criminology at a basic level.

It is a short course and is normally delivered over one morning per week for four weeks.
By the end of the 4-week intro course, we will support you to be able to:

• provide a basic definition of 'crime'
• demonstrate that ideas about what a crime is, and what it is not, are often contested
• gain a good understanding of what criminology is and the subject matter it pertains to
• understand what criminologists ‘do’
• develop and use criminological imagination to think about problems of crime and justice in new ways, going beyond everyday understandings

This 4-week intro course also gives learners a nice introduction to the method of assessment that follows through to the Level 2 Criminology course.

Course requirements

You must be minimum age of 19.

What will I do?

Whilst studying the Introduction to Criminology course, you will meet other learners with a shared interest in what crime is, and how it affects our society and communities. You will also develop a range of useful study skills through a variety of methods including discussions, group work, individual work, video clips etc to assist you if you choose to continue your learning journey with us in Criminology.

You will be expected to do a little work outside of class time following each session.

What will it give me?

You will receive a certificate of completion and progression to the next level of study within Criminology.

Materials needed

Resources needed include ring binder, poly-pockets, dividers, pad and pen.

What can I do when I finish?

Progression to the Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Principals of Criminology is the most common route for those who complete our 4-week introduction course.

What next?

If you wish to apply, click the APPLY NOW button, thank you!

Need to know more? Enquire about this course.