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BA (Hons)Criminology

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

This Criminology course focuses on nature of crime, why people offend and the impact and consequences of crime on society.

Criminology at Winchester engages with the key theories, concepts and perspectives on crime, criminal activity and the criminal justice system. It also facilitates opportunities to apply those theories to practice while at the same time engaging with a range of professions and practitioners who work within the criminal system.

Students gain a thorough grounding in criminological and social theories and methods, and an understanding of wide-ranging topics including crime and punishment; crime and the media; policing; crimes against humanity; miscarriages of justice; gender and crime; organised crime; and cybercrime.

Programme structure

Students in Year 1 gain an awareness of the key principles and concepts underpinning the study of crime. They explore the central theories and methodologies encountered within the social sciences and within criminology, and gain an understanding of key ideas underlying social policy and the criminal justice system.

In Year 2, students develop their understanding of criminological and social theory and explore a range of topics addressing significant and current themes. They also develop their ability to approach research in criminology.

In Year 3, students broaden their knowledge of topics in the field and put into practice their independent research skills by specialising in a topic of their own choice.

Year 1

Introduction to Criminology 1: Perceptions and Perspectives
Introduction to Criminology 2: Communities, Identities and Crime
Key Thinkers and Themes in Conceptualising Crime
Portrayals of Crime and Deviance
Police and Police Work
Crime and Justice in the Nineteenth Century
Social Policy
Developing Academic and Professional Skills
Year 2

Criminological Theory
Criminological Research
Contemporary Criminological Issues
Criminal Justice and Punishment
Crime, Media and Culture
Criminological Investigation: Miscarriages of Justice/The Innocence Project
Applied Techniques: Forensic Archaeology
Criminological Psychology
Year 3

Dissertation
Criminology and Professional Development: Planning for Employment
Policing Society
Gender and Crime: Criminal Justice and Civil Measures
Young People, Deviance and Crime
Globalised Crime: Organised Crime and Cybercrime
Crime and Humanity

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States