The Level 3 course explores the criminal justice system, from the psychology of crime to the applications of law, power and punishment. It combines criminology, law and public services, allowing you to investigate, interrogate and analyse criminals and the system that strives to rehabilitate offenders and protect the public. You will build the knowledge and skills to enter into many aspects of the criminal justice system, from policing and investigation to law and government, or to study higher. Our HND in Crime and Criminal Justice will give you the opportunity to explore the purpose and framework of the criminal justice system and the public services that work within this area. You will be encouraged to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills, engage in trips (including to prisons and courts) and benefit from guest speakers and to partake in work experience within your chosen field.
Are you interested in the way our laws are made, where power comes from in our political system and how effective the criminal justice system is? Build your understanding of the world around you and hone your critical thinking skills with a course in Criminology at Wiltshire College & University Centre.
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I graduated from the University of the West of England with a BA (Hons) in Criminology, and subsequently studied for an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology at Portsmouth University, alongside teaching. My research has been into relationships and sex education, and the understanding of sexual consent in young adults. I have taught in Further and Higher education for four years, particularly in Psychology and Criminology at the College.