Are you interested in why some people commit crime or become victims of crime? Do you see your future working to prevent crime or rehabilitate offenders? Do you want to study an academic course that isn’t just assessed in the final examination? If your answer is yes to the above questions, then the WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Criminology is the course for you.
The qualification combines elements of psychology, law and sociology to gain a real understanding of all aspects of crime. You will explore the accuracy of the official statistics on crime to dispel some of the myths about crime that are portrayed in the media. In addition, you will understand a range of theories relating to why some people commit crime when others are perfectly law-abiding. In the Crime Scene to Courtroom unit you will examine court cases and the evidence to understand the process followed to convict the criminal. Finally, you will study the effectiveness of the punishments used in the British criminal justice system in order to assess their effectiveness in reducing crime.