Why do people offend? How do we manage the problem of crime? Does the criminal justice system work? How can I contribute and work within this sector? Consider these questions and more on this vibrant, intellectually stimulating, consistently successful, student and employment-centred, BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice at University Centre Doncaster.
Criminal justice is a subject of inquiry that requires an inter-disciplinary approach to analysis. Essentially, this scrutiny involves understanding criminal behaviour and the societal/ institutional responses to it. However, by engaging in this exploration you will soon realise that any serious intellectual investigation of this phenomena will lead you to considering far more then criminal behaviour itself. Dostoyevsky himself stated “The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons.”
- Course Level
- Ucas Code
Year One (Level 4):
• Introduction to Criminology
• Representing Crime
• Introduction to the English Legal System
• Researching Criminal Justice 1
• Academic and Professional Development
• Psychological Approaches
Year Two (Level 5):
• Debates in Criminal Justice
• International Contexts of Criminal Law
• Criminology and the Explanation of Crime
• Researching Criminal Justice 2
• Work Related Learning
• Psychological Interventions
Year Three (Level 6):
• Transnational Crime
• Education into Employment
• Policing and Crime Prevention
• Researching Criminal Justice 3
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time
There is a wide variety of forms of assessment across different subject areas.
One of the following:
• 80 UCAS tariff points
• Access to HE Diploma in a related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
• Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully
Progression and Employment:
You will undertake a work-related learning module that will directly enhance and provide you with a working knowledge of the criminal justice sector. This will provide a solid foundation for professional training in a variety of roles including social work, probation, the police force, youth justice, law and research. It also has direct relevance for graduates seeking entry into non statutory bodies concerned with welfare rights, the care and resettlement of offenders, civil liberties and support services in the community.
The academic rigour and research element within this degree means that it also provides a firm foundation for postgraduate work. Many graduates pursue postgraduate study in the form of a MA in Criminology, a Law conversion course or a teaching qualification.