What will you study on the BA Criminology (Youth Justice)?
You will be introduced to crime in its social context, to the history of criminological thought and to the principal methods used in the study of crime and criminal justice. You will then go on to examine contemporary ideas about the nature and causes of crime and offending, paying attention to the global context, critically examines institutions such as the police, courts and prisons. You will be equipped with the skills you need to undertake criminological research. The final year dissertation allows you to complete your own research on a subject of your choosing.
What will you gain?
Core transferable skills gained by studying this programme include verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, research methodologies and techniques, skills in constructing and defending arguments. Practical experience is available via the option of doing an accredited placement as 3rd year optional module. You will develop research skills that will enable you to analyse a range of publications in both print and digital from within government criminal justice agencies and other informed organisations.
You will develop advanced analytical skills that will enable you to critically evaluate a wide range of materials including theories, policies, strategies, and operational plans. You will develop excellent awareness of how policy is created, interpreted and implemented, and how this informs society. You will also be able to draw on a wide range of criminological theories and concepts in order to develop a debate or discussion and to justify your conclusions.