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Blackburn College

Criminology and Criminal Justice

UCAS Code: LM32

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Criminal justice

Criminology

Ever thought why different people commit different crimes? Why do victims react differently? What is crime and who are the types of people that commit it?, or even wondered, 'What actually constitutes a crime?'. If so, then studying this Criminology & Criminal Justice (FdA) could be for you.

As part of the course you will study the areas of law, forensics, psychology and sociology. This course should to appeal to you if you need to fit studying around other commitments, or if you are looking to take your first step into higher education after a gap of study. It is also ideal if you have no previous knowledge of the subject of Law. This Lancaster University validated foundation degree seeks to equip students with the skills and knowledge to assist with their employability in the Justice Sector.

The course contains five streams in criminal justice, criminal psychology, crime and punishment, reflective practice and criminological research. The teaching on the course seeks to reflect the fast-changing nature of the Justice Sector and its innovative methods for inspiring learning have been commended by the Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP) which is the national Higher Education subject centre for the study of Criminology.

Modules

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 4 modules:
?Principles of Criminology
?Redefining Crime: New Approaches
?Criminal Psychology
?Working with Offenders
?Understanding the Criminal Justice System
?Principles of Criminal Justice
?Research Skills
?The Reflective Practitioner

Level 5 modules:
?Modern Criminal Justice
?Research Project
?Work Based Learning in the Justice Sector
?Crime Control, Prevention and Punishment
?Challenging Behaviour
?Assessing Risk in the Criminal Justice System

Level 5 options:
?Race, Gender and Youth Justice;
?Policing and the Police; and
?Prison Regimes.

Assessment methods

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence

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Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Art and Society

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