This course is available in Paper format and Online.
Crime is a fascinating subject – we all know that! But why does it happen? How much of it exists? How is it changing? And how do we stop it? This engaging Criminology Distance Learning course will shed light onto all of these subjects and more.
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Criminology and the Legal System at QLS Level 3
Course code: CFP01
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
The course will take you through the key aspects of how the study of Crime & Criminology came about, focussing on the main theories. Criminology involves the study of many disciplines across a wide range from the behavioural sciences.
We then move on to studying the principal aspects of the Legal System, from the functions of the various courts to the people who have roles and responsibility for working within it including lawyers, judges, juries, witnesses, the Crown Prosecution Service and forensics experts. We also look at the issue of punishment and the range available to the courts.
Crime statistics are important in any study of Criminology as they attempt to provide a statistical measurement of crime, and we will be examining the different ways they can be collated as well as the uses that can be made of them.
Module 1 Criminology
- Italian School
- Lacassagne Discipline
- Sociological positivism
- Chicago School
- Strain Theory
- Social Learning
- Control Theory
Module 2 The United Kingdom Legal System
- Civil Courts
- High Court
- Coroner’s Court
- Magistrates’ Courts
- Crown Courts
- Youth Court
- Court of Appeal
- Criminal Cases Review Commission
- Supreme Court
- European Courts
- The European Court of Human Rights
- The National Crime Agency
- Trading Standards
- Health and Safety Executive
- Private individuals and organisations
- Prosecution and defence
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Private Organisations
Module 3 Crime Statistics
- Reporting and Recording crime
- Trends and Perceptions
Module 4 Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Property crime
- Anti-social behaviour
- Organised or transnational crime
Module 5 Criminal Profiling
- Forensic Psychology
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
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Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
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